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    dave6565 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 26, 2017, 04:11 PM
    Not open all the way.
    My main waterline (1st valve coming into house) valve is not opened all the way. It does not move easily. It is only open about 1/4 of the way until the handle is in line with the pipes. I don't know if this was set by the plumbers when the home was built or by the previous owners. I have tried to move the handle with easy force but won't move. The handle must be tightent down. Afraid to loosen the handle and turn it up. Is their such a thing as too much water pressure coming into the house too damage the plumbing?
    This is a townhouse and non of the neighbors valve are set in this manner.
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    Sep 26, 2017, 04:39 PM
    Home owners should call their local water companies to inspect defective water shut off valves, and establish who is responsible for fixing it.
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    Sep 26, 2017, 06:54 PM
    You probably have a 1/4 turn valve. I have them in my house. When the handle is in line with the pipe, it is fully opened. They are ball valves and only need 1/4 turn to go from shut to open.
    Here is one example.

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