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  1. #1
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    Default Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    Is this a main water shut-off valve ? I don't think it is. I see these valves daily around Dallas homes. The housing box says ICV (Irrigation Control Valve), and I am sure that is what it is, however on this house today it was in direct line-of-sight path of the water supply feed coming from the city valve-meter. I could not locate any other valve in the flower bed except this one. (Typically in newer Dallas homes the main water shutoff is below ground in the front flower bed). Also, I have on occasion seen a house shut-off housed in a box that read "ICV". This does not look like any house shutoff I have seen. Anyone know?

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    Default Re: Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    Looks like lawn sprinkler piping.

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    Default Re: Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    Sorry. I answered before I saw that you have two threads with the same question.

    (Why two threads??)

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    Default Re: Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Breedlove View Post
    (Why two threads??)
    Twice as many responses?


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    Default Re: Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    Check out this company, I am not for sure that this is the product:

    Taco, Inc. - Cranston, RI</STRONG> (Serving Texas - North)
    Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
    http://www.taco-hvac.com/products.html?curr...
    Company Profile: ISO 9001:2000 certified custom manufacturer of automatic safety water & gas shut-off valves. Shut-off valves are applicable for use with water heaters. CSA listed & NSF certified.
    Brand Names: TACO, Pro Fit, LoadMatch


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    Default Re: Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    Second opinion?


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    Default Re: Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    Looks like a backflow prevention valve.

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    Smile Re: Is this a main water shut-off valve ?

    It is a back flow valve plus a cut off valve.. Is the cut off valve to the right facing towards the meter box at the road, if it is then it is the main water cut off to the house. Appears to be that to me.


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