How to replace main water shut off valve?

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Old 09-18-18, 05:46 PM
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How to replace main water shut off valve?

My main water inlet has a continuous drip to it and would like to replace it.
The water was turned off at the street so when I took a wrench to remove the valve to replace it with a new one it's not coming off.
I get the cover off the threads and find there is another piece of metal in there.
From this pic am I removing the wrong piece?
 
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Old 09-18-18, 06:09 PM
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That just gets you to the inside of the valve. That entire unit is the valve.
 
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For sure, if you have the water shut off at the street, replace the entire valve with good quality ball vales, before and after the meter. I just did this at my new home. The 1979 gate valves, even with both closed, still let water through. Also, the home before this, I had the water shut off at the street and replaces both with ball valves. this was 14 years ago, and just recently I used them. They were a bit sticky but closed snug.
 
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Old 09-19-18, 06:36 AM
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Thanks.

Thanks for the feedback. One last question is I want to put a water filter system in after the main. You can see where the pipe runs right up the wall. Most of these filters run across horizontal pipe. Any comments on how that would get installed? Would flex piping be used or would major rerouting need to be done?
 
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Old 09-19-18, 12:20 PM
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You are correct.... most filters need to be used in the horizontal position.
We can't see that in the picture. Maybe you can post another from a little further away.
 
 

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