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ronfister
Turning the Main Water Supply valve off every week

Does turning the main water supply valve on and off every week while I travel for my job do any damage to pipes when I turn it back on at the end of the week? I’d feel safer, since a broken pipe would lead to extensive damage if the water were left on. I was also planning to turn down our water heater temperature to vacation mode.

mrenick
Re: Turning the Main Water Supply valve off every week

There will be no damage done to your pipes and it is a great idea for people who travel. The one down side to it is sometimes you will stir up the junk at the bottom of the hot water tank and that will cause you to get dirty water for the first few seconds it runs. and turn down the hotwater tank to save money!!!

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