Water Heater - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

water heater


is it ok to water heater be off for a year? i have a house in a one of the desert c ities in cali and i just visit this p;ace once a month

Advertisement

beesua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,977
Rewards Points: 2,050
Default

water heater


Yes it is okay.

Worthwhile if you don't use it for a year but not worthwhile if you go there every month. Turn off the water heater heat and drain the tank and leave the drain valve and also several hot faucets open.

(Be sure to refill the tank to the point of having a hot water faucet open and running smoothly before turning the water heater heat back on.)

Advertisement

__________________
Forget super sized fries. The Washington Redskins could promote healthy eating with First Lady Obama by choosing a (red skinned) turnip for a mascot.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,813
Rewards Points: 742
Default

water heater


Not going to do it any harm but if it's going to be that long I'd concider not only shuting it off but draining it.
My concern is bacterier building up inside the tank sitting that long.
Just make sure to leave a note for yourself so you do not turn it on without refilling with water.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
water heater drip kdange1 Plumbing 6 10-29-2014 06:26 PM
How to properly drain and flush a hot water heater? speedster1 Plumbing 9 04-17-2012 10:55 PM
no water at sink after water heater removal rebelbull Plumbing 2 07-19-2011 01:37 AM
A blocked water line causing water to loose heat? Snav Plumbing 6 05-07-2010 03:18 PM
Water heater pressure relief valve confusion Flt_Simulation Plumbing 4 07-11-2009 11:02 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts