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We bought this old house (1952) and have a finished basement. Both front and rear outdoor faucets have this shutoff, which we do not know how to operate. What kind of part be needed for shutting off the water? We tried various keys, but nothing fits on it. Markings are made by using the gas shut off key.

Shut off valve both in the front and back of the finished basement for outdoor faucets

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Your picture is too small to see what's going on, but also "help me find a part" questions aren't on-topic here. Please take our tour to see how better to participate here. – Daniel Griscom Jan 10 at 20:07
  • Do you have hot water heat? That looks more like a bleeder valve than a water shut-off to me....Or, perhaps there's some kind of cover over the valve? A larger picture would help immensely. – Greg Nickoloff Jan 10 at 22:10
  • it looks like there was a round object attached to whatever is sticking out of the wall. you can tell by the missing paint. perhaps the knob to turn it broke off? – C Fella Jan 10 at 22:21
  • why would you post such a bad picture if you are really serious about getting an answer? – jsotola Jan 11 at 5:12

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