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Old 11/22/09, 10:28 AM
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Default Cut off valve on water heater ?

What is the name of this valve on water heaters?
And why do they have it cut off in some of the houses
that I inspect? (vacant homes)

I can always tell ...by very low pressure on the
hot water side of a faucet.

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Old 11/22/09, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Cut off valve on water heater ?

It's a Ball Valve to isolate water from entering the tank, I do not know why they have it turned off...is the Tank empty?

Home winterized?
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Old 11/22/09, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: Cut off valve on water heater ?

is the power still on? have you seen any goofy looking guys hanging around? what does the tpr look like? http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/myth...igh-speed.html






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