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 »

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How to Repair a Leaking Toilet Shutoff Valve?

A toilet’s shutoff valve operates only to stop the flow of water from entering the toilet if the toilet requires service. Within the toilet’s shutoff valve are a number of seals. Because a toil... Read More »