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Old 05-20-13, 10:28 AM
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Going on vacation...

We have a summer/winter oil furnace. We're going on vacation for a month and I am understandably nervous about leaving the household water turned on while we’re away for so long. I was planning to turn off the water supply where it enters the house just in case. Cold weather is not a problem.

I called the furnace service company to ask about shutting off the system because the water supply would be off. They told me there is a possibility of seals drying out that would cause expensive repairs, that I should leave the water on and have someone check the house every day. This is not an option. Any advice would be appreciated.

Furnace: Thermo-Dynamics Thermotron II
 
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Old 05-20-13, 07:15 PM
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For the seals to dry out in one month that would have to be one crappy pump.
 
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Old 05-20-13, 07:22 PM
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If you shut the water off and the boiler.....the boiler is still full of water. Nothing should dry out.
 
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Old 05-21-13, 04:36 AM
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joecaption1, PJmax, Thank You.

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