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Woodbutcher54

06:53AM | 03/03/02
Member Since: 03/02/02
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Bvplumbing
I'm going to gone for awhile and am concerned about water problems or damage during my absence.

Can I turn off the water supply without damaging the gas water heater? Do I have to turn off the water heater? I'm assuming that I should relieve the water pressure in the house.

Thank for any help,

rpxlpx

06:28AM | 03/04/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
You can shut off the water without damaging the water heater. I would suggest turning off the water heater as well. No point in keeping the water in the tank hot all the time you're gone.

Iceman

01:45PM | 03/04/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Woodbutcher,
Turn the setting to Vacation on your water heater. It will keep the water from freezing if the temp drops. If it gets real cold where you live, pour automotive anti-freeze into your toilets and sink traps. This will stop the traps from exploding during a freeze. Use compressed air to blow out your water lines. If you're worried about the glycol, there won't be enough getting into the ground to worry about.
Len
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