Thanks Randy, but here’s the issue. It’s a condo in Vegas and with the shoddy workmanship and bad water, blown lines and fittings is not uncommon so I must turn the water off when I’m away just incase something decides to let go I don’t want a flood on my hands flooding other units. I can drain the heater as well if need be.
What I was really concerned about was if I was doing more damage to the electric anode leaving it plugged in or unplugged. There is a water softener in the mix, but it goes unplugged for months. The water is still soft I’m sure as no one is running it out.