Ruud P40-38 Vacation Setting

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by liam51, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. liam51

    liam51 New Member

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    New poster here. Wondering what function the Vacation mode does on the temp. knob? Really would rather leave the pilot light lit while I am away for six months. Perhaps the Vacation setting keeps it lit but does not heat water??????? Thanks
  2. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    That is exactly what it does. But in all honestly if no one is going to be there for six months I would turn off the gas and water to the tank and drain it. It would be real depressing to come back to a flood due to the water heater.
  3. liam51

    liam51 New Member

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    Thanks for the info and advice!!!
  4. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    You are welcome. Its always a pleasure to try and be helpful.
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