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I just left my house on a vac and turned off the water but forgot to kick the hot water breaker , is this going to be a problem for me ?

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    Why did you turn off the water? The only time I've heard of folks doing that is if they shut down for a season; and even then if it's winter you'd need to drain all the pipes. – Carl Witthoft Jul 5 '16 at 11:58
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Assuming all the taps are off it should be fine. The water will stay in the tank. It will waste some hydro, but shouldn't destroy the tank.

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    To elaborate: The tank should have not only a thermostat to limit max water temp, but if for any reason the water level drops inside the tank, there also should be a sensor which shuts down the heater when empty. – Carl Witthoft Jul 5 '16 at 11:58
  • Thanks it a vac home and will not be back till October but I had a bro in law turn it off tomorrow – Steve Jul 5 '16 at 17:23

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