Water shut off to the house for days. Should I shut the gas off to the water heater?

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Don H

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The County shut the water off to a customer's house a few days ago and it looks like it might be a week of more before we get it turned back on. Should I shut the gas off to the water heater until we get water again?
 

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Why turn the heat off set it the lowest temp setting and drain the system. Pour rv antifreeze in all the drains and toilets. 2 gallons should do it
 

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It could cause the t&p valve to release. But that depends on other things. Vac mode is the normal thing to do when you shut the water off.
 
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