Re: Replacing shut off valve on the water main line

Posted by BergenWood on 2017/9/19 12:33:39
Gabe Ambrozia did this work for us. We had the meter and valve replaced because we rec'd a letter from United Water that we had to -- yes, he froze the pipe and then replaced the valve and meter (it was too risky to try to turn off our old valve, I think). I think he also got sign off from the city for replacing the meter so we didn't have to have United Water come out again.

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We had the interior water value replaced in our old house for about $850 (6 years ago). The original cost we heard about was very, very high, and the process sounded scary (freezing the pipe as mentioned), but it ended up being pretty straightforward. Good luck!

Thanks for your response. Can you please elaborate on what exactly was done in your case? All plumbers I spoke to say we need to freeze the pipe and then replace the valve but none of them do it.

Just to clarify - the valve on the street side before the meter is not working and there is no shut off valve on the curb/street. Water company and city say there is nothing they can do but they will penalize me if I don't get the the meter changed.

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