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Removing old sink and need to turn off main water from road. need to make sure what the shut off valve looks like before i turn the water off and which way i need to turn to shut water off.

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So you have no shut off for whole house inside? Very unusual, but not impossible. Do you have a water meter pit at the curb? If so ilt's like a baby manhole.. Remove cover (probably 5 sided nut, use channelocks) on each side of the water meter or at least before the meter there will be a valve. It most likely is a ball or plug valve that you would turn 1/4 turn usually cockwise. If you dont have a meter pit you'd have a smaller cover and the valve will be quite a distance down, sometimes in water. You need a special long handle wrench for that. If you can't turn your water off your water utility should come turn it off for you so you can make repairs. They want to conserve water also

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