Turn the gas meter off with by following these steps.
- Locate the gas meter on the exterior of the house.
- While facing the gas meter, locate a gas pipe coming up from the ground that goes into the meter.
- On this gas line, find the gas shut off valve about 6 inches above the ground. When it is on, the gas shut off valve runs parallel to the gas line.
- Using a gas shut off tool, crescent wrench or pipe wrench turn the valve ¼ turn in either direction until it is perpendicular to the pipe.