This is in the ‘things to remember’ category … turn the hot water back on after doing plumbing work.
I had to replace the saddle valve, that feeds the humidifier, on the hot water heater yesterday. When I opened it up in the morning, it started leeking bad. Luckily when I closed it it stopped leaking.
Getting a new valve wasn’t hard … and instsallation wasn’t a big deal either (although I had to open up the hole in the pipe to 1/4″). I did, however, turn the hot water heater temp down since I also turned the water feed off.
I replaced the valve, no leaks, no broken bones, no floods (all things good).
This morning, however, I got into the shower and had to turn the water temp up very high… then I realized I had forgotten to turn the temp on the water heater back up.
Oh well. There was enough hot water to get clean … and now the temp is back up to normal.