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Do you need to shut off hot water heater when replacing copper pipes in a bathroom?


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2008-06-19 03:38:48
2008-06-19 03:38:48

Yes you need to shut off the Main water valve. Usually found in the basement or outside the house near the meter. Also you need to shut off the Gas valve located at the water heater, or the Breaker located in the breaker box/ fuse panel. Sometimes the water heater will have its own Switch box, located on the power wire

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