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Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 16, 2019 01:22PM
The breaker box is not labeled very well. I guess I should turn off all the double breakers except the AC heat pump and kitchen and dryer. Or just turn all the unlabeled ones off and turn them back on as needed.
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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: July 16, 2019 01:31PM
I'd try turning them off one by one and see what stops working. A helper/second person is invaluable at this stage, especially if the breaker box is someplace fun like in a basement or at the back of a kitchen pantry.

Now is the time to label the box clearly for future reference.



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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 16, 2019 01:32PM
Your house water supply has a circuit breaker?
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Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 16, 2019 01:36PM
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deckeda
Your house water supply has a circuit breaker?

No. I assume the heating elements burning with no water might not be good.
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Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 16, 2019 01:38PM
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Thrift Store Scott
I'd try turning them off one by one and see what stops working. A helper/second person is invaluable at this stage, especially if the breaker box is someplace fun like in a basement or at the back of a kitchen pantry.

Now is the time to label the box clearly for future reference.

I think I got everything on or off correctly. I found a diagram that was pretty complete and I made sure the AC, stove, and dryer were working.
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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 16, 2019 01:40PM
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deckeda
Your house water supply has a circuit breaker?

No. I assume the heating elements burning with no water might not be good.

Its an electric water heater?



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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: July 16, 2019 01:40PM
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deckeda
Your house water supply has a circuit breaker?

No. I assume the heating elements burning with no water might not be good.

Correct. We have a shut off circuit near the water heater that I flip off if we lose electric. When I was young and dumb, I didn't know any better. I learned the hard way. smiley-shocked003



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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 16, 2019 01:48PM
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jdc
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deckeda
Your house water supply has a circuit breaker?

No. I assume the heating elements burning with no water might not be good.

Its an electric water heater?

Yes.
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Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 16, 2019 01:50PM
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deckeda
Your house water supply has a circuit breaker?

No. I assume the heating elements burning with no water might not be good.

Correct. We have a shut off circuit near the water heater that I flip off if we lose electric. When I was young and dumb, I didn't know any better. I learned the hard way. smiley-shocked003

There's not one.
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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 16, 2019 01:55PM
I guess the tank is still full of water. I have pressure when the power goes off, but this time the pressure is off at the source, so the water is still in there.
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Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 16, 2019 01:59PM
So this is firstly a water pressure problem, or did you or the utility company turn off incoming water on purpose?

A tank full of water can safely have its power left on, just like normal. Presumably if you used enough hot water for the level to drop and not get replenished, you'd want to turn off power to the heater if it lacks an auto shutoff safety internally.
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Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 16, 2019 02:26PM
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deckeda
So this is firstly a water pressure problem, or did you or the utility company turn off incoming water on purpose?

A tank full of water can safely have its power left on, just like normal. Presumably if you used enough hot water for the level to drop and not get replenished, you'd want to turn off power to the heater if it lacks an auto shutoff safety internally.

That's what I was thinking. They may as well just shutoff the hot water output from heater.
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Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 16, 2019 02:57PM
I wouldn’t bother doing anything. Your water heater will take care of itself.



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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 16, 2019 06:54PM
....the heat....is on.....



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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 17, 2019 06:45AM
Why do you heat your hot water?




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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 17, 2019 01:59PM
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bazookaman
Why do you heat your hot water?

You think you're clever. What you don't know is I don't heat my hot water. I stole the water heater.
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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 17, 2019 02:12PM
....harder to turn people......on.....



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Re: Rural water is off. I assume I should turn off the hot water heater.
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 18, 2019 12:10PM
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Why do you heat your hot water?

You think you're clever. What you don't know is I don't heat my hot water. I stole the water heater.

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