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April 5, 2014 12:00 AM

Hints From Heloise: Check that water shut-off valves aren’t rusted shut – before an emergency arises

DEAR HELOISE: In the past year, I have remodeled my kitchen and both bathrooms. My house is about 40 years old. Much to my surprise, all the hot- and cold-water shut-off valves, including both toilets, were so tight that I had to use channel locks to break them loose in order to shut them off.

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