Question by Pamela: PLUMBING EMERGENCY! Hot water is running from the bathtub faucet & it’s shut off at the floor!?
What can I do? It’s still running even though it’s absolutely shut off at the floor! What to do?!?! Help!!!!
It’s an antique faucet on a claw foot tub. No shower head. The lines to the faucet are newer than the faucet though.
Ok, I found a red knob which looks like it is to shut off water on a pipe coming from the top of the water heater. I turned it both ways until it would turn no further & the water is still running in the tub. I don’t see any other way to shut it off. There is a knob at the floor & I also turned it all the way off & it’s still running. HELP!
Answer by rhsaunders
FInd the hot water heater, shut off its gas (or electricity), and then shut the valve that lets cold water into it. Then call a plumber.
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