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Old 09-05-2019, 11:21 PM   #11
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like a long stemmed rose....16 years in the plumbing industry and you never did a water main? what kind of shutoff do you use on water services to houses or buildings?
Here’s our water shut off valves
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:48 PM   #12
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Here’s our water shut off valves
Damn that's too easy! I have to deal with tight spaces, Sometime only able to work with only one hand, flammable foam insulation etc.


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I’ve done plenty of water mains, but they are usually copper and 12” deep. This isn’t the case up in the Sierras. I was just looking for a solution that made it so that I didn’t have to shovel so much snow (I know- make fun of me all you like).

The only thing I have been able to think of to make it feasible is some sort of automated valve, but I really don’t like that idea for a bunch of reasons.

Thanks for the input!
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If it's primarily the snow that's the hurdle, extend the valve box above grade.

Of course you need a valve that can be actuated with the appropriate T-wrench.
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So here’s what I came up with. The roof lifts up on hinges, so that I can access a piece of PVC that rotates and is slotted and screwed in to the handle of a ball valve underground. I glued a tee on the top of the pvc to use as a handle, you can see it in the second pic. So, really it’s just an extended valve box. I used some oversized two hole straps to hold the PVC in place as it rotates. I don’t love it; my carpentry sucks. And my pics aren’t great either.
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Is that structure built to code? Did you get a permit? Is that wood lead free? Did you use a tape measure or a folding ruler?
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1 foot and 4 feet are for warm blooded mammals! Nothing less than 7-8 feet for the frost.

I go that deep to bury the bodies...and some lime on top...
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Here’s our water shut off valves










That is S. FL too....LOL. All the water services are just like that in your picture.

I lived there for {17} yrs. and I don't think it ever got below 32 degrees F. We had like {5} nights a year when we needed to flip the heat on with our central A/C unit.


However up here in N. FL, the water services stay underground all the way into the bldg. The shut-off valves are in boxes approx. 1 foot deep right as it enters the bldg.




To orig. poster, I like your mini-valve box. Buy a snow-blower, it'll save your back.
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I go that deep to bury the bodies...and some lime on top...
Nope, they can recuperate the DNA from the pulp of the teeth. Burn it but it takes a lot of fuel, maybe lots of acid. In either case you still need a deep pit.
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Nope, they can recuperate the DNA from the pulp of the teeth. Burn it but it takes a lot of fuel, maybe lots of acid. In either case you still need a deep pit.
only if they find where you buried the body....
body 8ft down fill with dirt..till about 3 ft , then bury dead animal to throw off the cadaver dogs....
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