My water main shut off (curb stop) is froze,stuck, open,however you want to say it,it wont shut off. I have tried tapping it with a hammer until it starts "weeping" and I have tried tapping on it while trying to turn it with the t handle. It wont budge. Is there a trick to breaking it loose without actually breaking it?
I have a leak that needs to be fixed,and several old shut off valves that need to be replaced.All of them have leaks and wont close completely to shut off the water.Any ideas? The water company wont come out to shut the main water off at the meter.I have called them 10 times and each time they say they are busy and will get someone out to turn it off as soon as they can.That was several weeks ago so I need to get this shut off myself. any ideas, tips or tricks would be appreciated.