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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2016

water shut off is in crawl space what is the cost of moving it to the outside of the house or garage

house is 37 years old. standard 3 bedroom colonial with no basement. there is a crawl space under the house where the water shut off is. what would be the approx. cost to move them where they are more accessible

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It needs to be at a point where it and the pipe between it and the living space will not freeze - so that is a consideration. Also should be as close to where the water pipe enters the building as possible, because obviously it is useless to shut off any leak on the "street side" of the shutoff valve.

So, depending on where it is, how it comes into your house, how cold your area gets (which also controls how deep the valve is buried if put outdoors and how deep the pipe is if rerouting where it comes into the house) can run from a few hundred $ to do a bit of rerouting and a new valve in the crawlspace (perhaps up closer to the floor where you can reach it through a trapdoor in a closet floor or under a vanity or such - just be sure to make trap door vermin tight), to $500-1000 range (or even more in hard digging cases) if putting in a new pit valve below deep frost depth - so as much as 6-12 feet deep in northern tier states or high elevations in the mountains.

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