Originally Posted by snrusnak
Shark bites work ok but I just would never recommend putting them in an inaccessible location. Yeah bread can work too depending on how much water is dripping.
I have to shut off the main line at the house and the city's line at the street to get the water to stop dripping (shhh, don't tell them....I don't think I'm supposed to touch their box...).
If you have to shut off the city line, you would be best to put in a ball valve in your main valve coming into the house. I put one just up from my main valve as I didn't feel like calling the town to come find and turn off the outside main. I also changed my son's out as the city had come to change out his main valve to a newer style as they had to turn off the main line to his outside main anyhow. With the ball valve, no more washers to dry out and replace. In my area all new installs have to be ball valves.