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Old 01-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hey,I am a trades person,not a plumber,and in the past I have always done my own repairs in my own home,to date I have replaced all the taps in my house except the lower bathroom,there is no shut off valves so I will be turning off the main water valve and drain both hot and cold water from the lines,something I have done in the past already,old house,recently a friend told me when you drain the lines in the entire house for a plumbing repair you should turn off the gas water heater ,is this correct I have never turned or shut down the water heater for a plumbing repair,the water will be off for probably 3 hours as I will be taking the old bath taps to the hardware store to match up ,any help on this would be appreciated,thank you,PS ,its the bath tub taps in basement.

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Old 01-20-2011, 07:25 AM   #2
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As long as there is water in the tank, there is no problem. For gas, turn the temp down to low, for electric, switch it off, just to be safe.

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