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I work with Matt Halpin need help!!!

Hi Dan,
Got your site from Matt Halpin, he just started working here & he has already been very helpfull !!!
My wife just called & our Hot Water Heater is leaking, she is about an hr away, I told her to shut off the water for the house, what can I check when I get home ?
What can I have her do now?


  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Have her

    call a professional, Jim.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Mark Eatherton1
    Mark Eatherton1 Member Posts: 2,542
    Emergency shut down procedures

    1. Turn off the gas going to the heater.

    2. Turn of the water going to the unit.

    3. Attach a drain hose to the bottom drain and place end of hose in a drain lower than the bottom of the heater. Open the drain valve.

    4. Open all the hot water faucets on the house to allow the system to drain down.

    5. Start a fresh pot of coffee for the plumber that's on his way over to replace the old heater. May a clear path for them to get to the heater.

    6. Sit back and wait.

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    And, Jim, ask

    the pro to tag all the valves in the basement so that the next time there's an emergency everyone in the house will know what works what.
    Retired and loving it.
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