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OFF and ON Quick Tip

You might think it is easy to figure out whether a value is closed (off) or open (on) but sometimes it’s just not. We spent some time surfing the web – actually quite a bit of time, assuming we would easily find a guide on this subject…Yet we did not find a single one! Our short little video answers this question for you.

Bonus Tip: Is your kitchen faucet drippings?

Try turning the handle to dead center. This action will turn this type of valve off and may just solve your problem. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

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Add Shut-off Valve for Outside Water

It’s time to prepare winter. That includes shutting off those outside water facets used to water your lawn and garden. Check-out our system for protected underground outdoor valves.

These are the tools we used to cut the pex tubing and make connections to the valves.

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