Question on cutting the main water off to repair bathtub faucet

Old 03-02-21, 05:44 AM
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Question on cutting the main water off to repair bathtub faucet

I need to to fix a leaking bathtub faucet. There are no cut off valves other than the main cut off valve for the whole house. I would probably need about 30 mintues to do the repair. Would it be okay to leave the hot water heater on and my hot water baseboard boiler on while I do the repair? or should I cut them off. The reason I am asking is I have a tenant and I was trying not to inconvince them. Thanks in advance.
Old 03-02-21, 08:32 AM
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I can't speak about your boiler but the water heater will be OK if left on while you have the water turned off. Even though the water is off the water heater's tank will remain full.
Old 03-02-21, 10:31 AM
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This would be a good time to add isolation valves. If fact do that first, then at your leisure fix the faucet.
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