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If you could, would you turn off the gas to appliances when away for extended time?

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Years ago, I used to kill pilot lights on the gas appliances if I was going to be gone for an extended period. It cut down on fire risks and there was no need to be burning the gas. For shorter absences I didn't bother.

Today, I don't have a single pilot light in the house. Unless you are worried about your flex lines developing a sudden leak, I don't know why you would shut them off.

If worried about flex line leaks, I'd change the flex lines.
 

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If I leave for more than a few days I turn off the water at the meter and the water heater, including its gas supply. If something breaks or freezes, all that will spill is the water in the pipes. I do not have hydronic heat in my house or shop because I would have to leave makeup water on. Everything else stays on.
 

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Smart valves already exist for water and gas that work through an app or your home device. Water more of an advertisement push, not sure of how the market performs for either. So you are either mining this site for info for a new product or will be advertising a link to a product here shortly.
 
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