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So, I have a dripping faucet. Couple o-rings no big deal.

I go to shut the valves off under the sink and there all old and corroded and don't spin. sprayed with penetrating lube and the hot water shut off valve spins but doesn't shut off the water completely..... Something else to fix.

So I have to turn off the water to the house. That I can do. I was curious if I need to shut the valve on the water heater and or gas before shutting off the water????
 

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All you need to do is shut off the main water valve. It will shut the whole house down. Fix the leaking valve and turn back on,check for leaks. If no leaks your done
 

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So, I have a dripping faucet. Couple o-rings no big deal.

I go to shut the valves off under the sink and there all old and corroded and don't spin. sprayed with penetrating lube and the hot water shut off valve spins but doesn't shut off the water completely..... Something else to fix.

So I have to turn off the water to the house. That I can do. I was curious if I need to shut the valve on the water heater and or gas before shutting off the water????
It shouldn't take long to replace the valves, so I wouldn't worry about turning off the gas. You won't really drain the water heater.
 

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No sir. It will only empty if it is drained. Keeping the polite light lite will keep the water that's in it hot,like it does normally.
 

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it won't drain (i.e. your faucets won't work) without the municipal water pressure being turned on, it will just sit there full.
 
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