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How to Piggyback Stubborn Shutoffs.

Shutoff valves under sinks and toilets dont have a good reliability record. And sometimes they won't even close completely; it can get so bad they, won't close at all. Either way, there's an alternative to replacing the shutoff. Most home improvement centers carry “piggyback” shutoff valves that connect to existing shutoffs, that you can purchase. Just disconnect the supply line and install the new valve (a new supply line is a good idea, too). If the old shutoff closes most of the way, you won't even have to turn off the main water valve. Just remember to set a container under the valve to catch the trickle while you work.

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