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I'm in kind of a difficult situation, I'm moving out of my old apartment and I need to get the fridge out but there is no water shutoff valve in any of the units in my complex. It's an older building and I have to request a water shutoff from the HOA 24 hours in advance because it shuts off the water for the whole floor. The problem is that because of Covid, I can't get a hold of maintenance and there is no one in the office. I've been trying to get this taken care of for months to no avail. Is there any way to stop the flow of water without shutting off the valve so I can cap the line and get the fridge out of here? Any help would be immensely appreciated, I'm a total noob when it comes to these things.

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    Are you sure there isn't an isolation shutoff valve behind the fridge - have you looked?. I believe this is required by code and it would be highly unusual if you didn't have one, especially in an apartment. – HoneyDo Nov 26 '20 at 3:30
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    use dry ice to freeze the water line long enough to cap it – jsotola Nov 26 '20 at 3:31
  • @jsotola you might want to elaborate on how to do that in an answer (especially how to do that without damaging the line) – ThreePhaseEel Nov 26 '20 at 5:03

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