To the left is a ball valve. Either this or a gate valve (below) is what you turn to shut the water off to your whole house. You will find this in your crawlspace if you have one - generally within 10 Ft of the crawl space opening but not always. Just look for the copper pipe coming out of the dirt. If you dont have a crawlspace then look near your water heater, Boiler/furnace, behind the washing machine. It should be near the ground. There are usually two valves, both of which need to be turned to shut off the water. Also, if your water heater is leaking, shut this valve off at the water heater. It will be on the right hand pipe coming out of the top of the water heater. Again, you may have a gate valve instead of a ball valve.
This is a gate valve - the other type of water shutoff valve you may have. Most common color of handle is Red.
This is usually what is present for the gas shutoff for each appliance in the home. It may either be on a 1/2" steel pipe or a yellow flexible hose. Again the handle color may vary. But is most common in red or yellow. Older homes may have a brass colored knob.
Angle stop/Straight stop
These are located under sinks and behind toilets. This is what you turn off if you have a problem at a faucet or a toilet instead of turning off the whole house.
Taco Zone Valve
This is a Taco zone valve. This is what controls the flow of hot water to a paticular room or zone in the house. If you have no heat to just one room, you may be able to get by for awhile by manually opening the zone. You do this by pulling down on the lever that is on the brass colored head. You can see it in this picture. Remember to manually close it after it has heated the room otherwise it will just run all the time.
Honeywell Zone Valve
Here is a Honeywell zone valve. You can manually open this one as well. You will see a little lever on the silver body. Push this to the right and up to lock in place. Again this is just a temporary measure and you must turn it back closed when heat is satisfied in the house.
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