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Posted: 8/15/2007 3:50:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2007 3:50:58 PM EDT by Wash-Ar15]
when I was in my teens I had a friend who's house got flooded while on vacation. it was just a small pinhole leak but the week they were away it damaged their house severely.

After that I have always turned off the water when going out of town for 2 or more days.

Wife says I'm paranoid and crazy.

So do you turn it off?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:58:17 PM EDT
Paranoia? Nah.

Good planning? Sure.

Do I do it? No. I'm out of town all the time on business but I don't turn my water off.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:59:28 PM EDT
You still get charged for it either way.... so whats the point?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:02:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:
You still get charged for it either way.... so whats the point?


I have well water.

The point is if say a pipe cracks, my whole house will not flood.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:05:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoMan5632:
You still get charged for it either way.... so whats the point?


How do you figure that?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:11:16 PM EDT
My Dad installed an ice maker on his frige about a week before going to Vegas for a couple of weeks. No problems. It developed the tiny pin hole. Do yu know how much water can come out of that over 14 days or so ?


All of my supply lines are braided stainles or formed copper. I still shut off the water
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:21:08 PM EDT
You bet I do. One flick of the switch and I'm not worrying about a flooded basement.

I've seen how much water can come out of a broken pipe, not pretty and there is just no good reason not to take a second and make it safe.
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