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How to install a single-lever water shut-off valve that will make it easy to turn off the water to a washing machine whenever it isn't being used.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 76

How to locate and identify the different valves that shut off gas or water lines in your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #157 Oct 1974 (v.24#8) pg. 50

How to use saddle valves to tap a water line.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #172 Apr 1976 (v.26#4) pg. 42

Do-it-yourselfer's guide to water supply valves. Covers frost-proof valves, globe valves, gate valves, stop-and-drain valves, check valves and vacuum-breaker valves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #196 Feb 1979 (v.29#2) pg. 72

Adding a shutoff valve to the supply line for a sink.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #358 May 1995 (v.45#5) pg. 20

Adding a shutoff valve to a water supply line.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #389 Jun 1998 (v.48#6) pg. 19

Install an in-line water shutoff valve.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 60

Use a saddle valve to tape into a plumbing line without cutting it.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 64

Repairing a leaky water shutoff valve.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 12

How to replace a leaky shutoff valve (gate valve).
HOME MECHANIX #694 Feb 1986 (v.82) pg. 39

How to replace and repair pipe valves (shutoff, gate, ball and globe valves).
HOMEOWNER Mar 1987 (v.12#2) pg. 76

How to shut off the water. How to locate the main water supply shut-off and tips on how to drain the water supply system.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 11

Install an automatic water cut-off on lines to your washer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #448 Sep 1965 (v.61) pg. 92

How to install a check valve on the cold water line to your hot water heater. This will prevent warm water from backing up into low-pressure cold water lines (most likely in a well water system).
NEW SHELTER Mar 1983 (v.4#3) pg. 54
Added Info NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 16

Use a plumbing manifold or water-supply "control center" to make it easier to hook up a new bathroom. All of the water shutoff valves are grouped together in one place. Flexible plastic pipe is then used to get water to sink, tub or toilet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1977 (v.210#3) pg. 120

Wooden valve wheels. Tips on making replacement valve wheels for various positions on a steam boiler. Made from wood, they stay cooler to the touch than metal handles.
STEAMBOATING #34 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 8
Added Info STEAMBOATING #35 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 38