Shutting water off to the house

Old 10-05-07, 09:05 AM
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Shutting water off to the house


Couple of questions,

I am going out of town for 2 weeks.
I have put my gas water heater on the vacation setting and the next thing I want to do is shutoff the water supply to the HW tank and the rest of the house. Just in case something starts to leak while I am away.
Is this okay to do?

As a test I shut the water off for a day and when I re-opened the water supply valve the water flowed for a while like it was filling in a void somewhere.What is going on there?

Thanks in advance for your help
Old 10-06-07, 08:56 AM
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Shutting off the water is a good idea when going away for an extended period. I suggest the water heater be set to "pilot" or turned off completely.

When you turned the water back on, it's normal to have a small amount of water refill the pipes. The water was likely lost through a dripping faucet or toilet ballcock.
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I shut off the water and gas and unplug the power vent when I leave.

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