Is a gas solenoid valve the same as a gas shutoff valve?

Answer A solenoid is an electromechanical device, and in a gas line, it can be used as a shutoff valve. However, a gas shutoff can also be purely mechanical, and operated without electricity. In other wor... Read More »

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How to Install an Inline Shutoff Valve?

Many municipal building codes require shutoff valves at all hot and cold water supply lines for every fixture in the building. The shutoff valve is an important safety device, as it allows you to t... Read More »

How to Pack a Water Shutoff Valve?

Dripping faucets cost money, not to mention the damage those annoying drops can do to your sanity. Following these steps will save your wallet...and your mind!

Where is the shutoff valve on a stove gas line?

All gas stoves are required to have a shutoff valve installed next to the appliance. Check for the valve behind the stove where the gas line is connected to the stove. There should also be a main... Read More »

Where is water shutoff valve in shower?

Some shower valves have integral stops which can be accessed by removing the trim plate. Most shower valves don't have these and the water is shut off by turning off the main valve to the house or ... Read More »