Re: Solenoid Valve
Posted by hj on March 20, 1999 at 00:27:36:
In response to Re: Solenoid Valve
In the Scottsdale area, people leave their residences for weeks, and even months, at a time with the water shut off to prevent flooding. If the heater is turned to pilot there wll be no thermal expansion. The only other item would be to put anti-freeze in the traps if vacant for a longer period to eliminate evaporation and the resultant odor and bugs in the house.

: I want to place a solenoid valve in the water supply line entering my house so that the security system
: will turn off the water when we're away. The electrical part is no problem, but I have some plumbing questions.
: My water is provided by the city. What should I do about thermal expansion? Is there a concern about
: turning off the water supply related to the gas water heater? Aside from the solenoid question,
: is there any concern with just turning off the water and doing nothing to the water heater for
: up to two weeks. Any advice would be appreciated.

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