I turn the water off when leaving because three times I've returned to a flooded home. Once from a failed plastic water supply line to a refrigerator, once due to a slab leak and once due to a failed water heater.
I'm not comfortable leaving the home with the water main on when gone more than overnight. I also would not feel comfortable turning the water main off and leaving the water heater on. A failed tank could cause the heating elements to melt down.
It's all about risk.
That's not to say i believe old pilot-flame appliances are energy smart. Overall I would rather have a spark ignition, especially on my gas-fired boiler which has a pilot flame that is huge--an actual "roaring" flame.
I'm on a well so my curiosity about legionella is academic.Quote:
Originally Posted by Dana
I'm not anywhere near as bad as detective Monk, but when dirty water like from my pond, (when I clean it) splashes on me, my bowels start quivering. I never said I was normal, did I? Who is these days?