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It's likely best to turn off both the water and gas supply. Risking running your water heater dry is not worth it.


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It does sound like the valve and/or solenoid is bad. You measured 27 volts, but that's only about 10% above the specified value, which is pretty close for a random transformer. The voltage will likely sag as you approach the rated current draw from the transformer, but even if it doesn't that's pretty close.


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Freeze the pipe I've heard tales of stopping a pipe for valve replacement by freezing the water but I haven't ever attempted it. Take this as an entirely untested theory. I suppose it might go something like the following. Choose a location on the pipe sufficiently far from the valve to be replaced and pack dry ice around the pipe. It's probably a good ...


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