Unfortunately, this house shut off valve is sometimes difficult to locate or doesn’t work correctly (especially for older homes).
If this is the case for your house, you should know how to shut off the water to the property at the water meter.
In this video, Master Plumber Theron Young demonstrates how to shut off the typical North DFW water meter with a water meter key.
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2. Remove the lid that exposes the meter. (Use meter key from hardware store if lid is locked.)
3. Locate the angle stop (usually rectangle in shape, approximately 1″ long and ½” thick and has a ½” eye hole connected to it.)
4. Use the meter key and turn the angle stop clockwise until the tabs line up with each other.
5. If the house has a hot water recirculation system, be sure to unplug the pump to prevent damage. (This pump is usually near the water heater.)