Plumbing Basics – Shutting off the Water

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional handyman Raymond Binnix demonstrates how to shut off the water to your sink or faucet.

    Hi, everybody I am Ray from Dads Handyman Services. Today we are going to show you how to fix a leaky faucet and we are going to start by shutting off the waters from underneath the sink. The shutting knobs under here that could confuse you and dont necessarily have to be turned off. This one down here is the dishwasher and we can tell that because the line goes into the dishwasher. The other line thats easily got into is the ice maker and we dont want to mess with that one either. Okay, this is the hot water sot, hot is always on the left. So recheck hot, because thats where the line comes in and we turn off the hot water. Then we go over here, the line comes down little further so we dont have to reach quite so far, and turn off the cold water. Now that weve got the water turned off, we can go ahead and start disassembling the faucet.