water valve on - water not coming

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Old 09-18-19, 06:10 PM
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water valve on - water not coming

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Started a kitchen renovation today and the construction crew turned off the water. when I got home from work, I turned the valve back on but no dice. there is another gate valve located near the main water supply that I have also tried to turn, but it is stuck. not sure what that controls, but it leaks when I turn on the main water gate valve. Is that second valve the issue? Any idea what it is? Ive asked the crew to come back tomorrow morning to check and I'll call a plumber if I have to, but since it's nighttime where I am I figured I'd check with the group for ideas. In the attached pic, the gate valve to the left of the meter is the main valve. The one on the right is the one I can't turn.
 
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09-19-19, 03:38 AM
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The two valves are used to shut off water on both sides of the meter/pressure regulator so they both have to be open for water flow!

Who knows what happened, old gate valves can get stuck.

If you have a plumber come out, replace those gates with ball valves!
 
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The two valves are used to shut off water on both sides of the meter/pressure regulator so they both have to be open for water flow!

Who knows what happened, old gate valves can get stuck.

If you have a plumber come out, replace those gates with ball valves!
 
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By the one on the right I am assuming it is the blue handled one.\
Just checking to be sure the picture has no been rotated.

Looks to me that they are just two shutoff valves in series.
The blue on is you main shut off and shuts water off before the meter.

The second valve is a house shut off that allows you to drain water out of the house re: the fitting on the side.
Mind you this would take forever.

In my neck of the woods anything from the meter back is the responsibility of the water utility so I would call them.

You do not want to mess with this stuck valve unless the water is shut off at the street.
Snap something and you will flood the place.
To repair: The house shut off will be closed, the water shut off at the street then the mains shut off can be repaired or replaced.
 
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Old 09-20-19, 08:59 AM
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Started a kitchen renovation today and the construction crew turned off the water.

The contractor is who I would have called, immediately. They should have turned the water to the house back on for you before they left for the day.

By the way, those aren't gate valves, they are globe valves.
 
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