Can anyone please point me to a link with a picture of a tool that someone
would be likely using to fix the insides of the leaky (main water shut-off)
valve. A valve seating tool. I am searching but cannot find one, and
certainly don't know what a real one looks like, yet.
What about using a seating tool to put new seats or seals in the leaky ("
gate"?/ - its not a ball valve, theres a steel hand-wheel on it) valve?
I would need to have the water shut off at the street, and call a
professional, but can this be done, as suggested elsewhere?
And while on that topic, does this require unthreading the pipe-fitted pipe
and removing the valve OR how much room does this tool take to use. Would
one spin the valve into an easy orientation or leave it in place at all
costs of knocking out drywall(s). I insulated/vapor
barriered/drywall/painted beside and behind it and may need to make room.
(in the drywall, don't get upset, a hammer would do a rough job - this is
why I'm asking) The lower edge of the valve is below the concrete slab
grade, and I'll be (loose) laying a tile around the housing before I'm done.
Do I need a lawyer? My heating bill was 50% more last year than this year.
For the record I have one water meter, with no shut off valve on it, and one
leaky shut-off valve before the meter, closer to the street. The water
company says the valve is all my responsibility.