I don't have a cutoff in the house for the shower that's why I need to
find the outside cutoff.
In the past I have usually found one in the front yard close to a
hydrant but not here. I know I could cut the water off at the water
meter if I had a key to unlock the box but I don't.
You are asking us?
Draw a straight line from the water meter to the house. The shutoff
valve should be on that line, possibly close to the water heater? (the
HOT water heater, as some simple souls call it).
Do you have a crawlspace or basement or is the
house built on a slab. If the former there should
be a valve where the pipe enters crawlspace or
basement. If the former there is possibly one
near where the pipe reaches the house.
And just past the water meter. The water company doesn't want you messing
with the pipe on their side of the meter, but there should be a cutoff just
inside your side of the meter, to be sure it can cut off all the water. Is
the pipe buried or something? Have you looked where the pipe comes into
your house? It should be there. (If your water has been cut off and you
need to find the water company's underground valve for some reason, it's
probably in a hole in the ground in your front yard; Home Depot might have
the six-foot (or so) wrench that turns that underground valve.)
2 different states I've lived in had no separate shut off. The
shut off was the curb box. Some have a hex bolt, others use a
flag shaped skeleton key like this:
The flagged key is often on one end of a long t shaped shut off
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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