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Old 11-20-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hi,

I tested my pressure relief valve today as it has been a year and when I pushed up the silver tab to see if water comes out, water actually was dripping from the silver tab when it was pushed up all the way. If I lift it a little, nothing leaks. Let me note that the actual drainage works just fine, but it is just a small leak when letting all the water come out. I attached a picture to better explain myself. I am just not sure if this is normal or not as it is my first house

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Sounds like you need a hobby!

Everything is fine with the water heater.

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haha, thanks for the reply
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I gotta tell ya Jim...

In all my years I don't think I have ever heard of anyone "testing" their pressure relief valve on their water heater. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, it's just something that no one ever does as far as I know. I have to admit I have pulled on a few of those things myself over the years but it wasn't to test anything, it was purely for my entertainment. In some cases it is a risky thing to do and I wouldn't suggest anyone do it.

I'm curious to know what it is you expected to find in your test. What most people would find would be scalding hot water blasting at them at the rate of maybe sixty psi. That's a dangerous thing to participate in.
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I bet you read somewhere to test the T&P annually or something like that, but I advise against testing those things. They end up dripping.
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I gotta tell ya Jim...

In all my years I don't think I have ever heard of anyone "testing" their pressure relief valve on their water heater. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, it's just something that no one ever does as far as I know. I have to admit I have pulled on a few of those things myself over the years but it wasn't to test anything, it was purely for my entertainment. In some cases it is a risky thing to do and I wouldn't suggest anyone do it.

I'm curious to know what it is you expected to find in your test. What most people would find would be scalding hot water blasting at them at the rate of maybe sixty psi. That's a dangerous thing to participate in.
Was just following my manuals maintenance schedule. Drain tank and make sure the relief valve emptys into the hose as normal
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Was just following my manuals maintenance schedule. Drain tank and make sure the relief valve emptys into the hose as normal
Good Lord!!!

Is that what the manufacturer tells you to do? They are inviting litigation.

Oh well, at least you have the T&P insulated, that's a good thing. First for me, but good thing for you.

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