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Old 04-24-2009, 12:14 PM   #16
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mstplumber - I guess I am lucky too , my water heater was installed with a copper wire sealing the PRV so it could not open. The water heater broke and that is how I found this out. The idiot who installed it could have killed me - right?!

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:32 PM   #17
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A safety device should never be tampered with..I read the post wrong. I thought you were talking about T&P

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:20 PM   #18
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I think you should get a pressure gauge before you make any changes in you system. What you describe sounds more like air is getting into the line. Most likely for work being done up stream of you home. Gas (air) under pressure acts much differently than water under pressure because are compresses where for all practical purpose water does not. The energy in the compressed air at 60 or so psi could cause exactly what you describe. Anyway for a couple of $$ get a gauge and see what you are really dealing with .

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the valve that is suposed to release pressure in the hot water tank was wired with a copper (mechanically twisted)wire and the installer either neglected to remove it or just didn't know what he was doing I guess cause now I know my hot water heater could have gone off like a rocket in my house!!!!
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hey plumbers . I have a hammering pipe upstairs in the wall or floor. the water pressure kind of slows then it seems that the pressure increases and we get a hammering in just that one pipe even when doing the dishes in the main floor kitchen. any ideas?
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hey plumbers . I have a hammering pipe upstairs in the wall or floor. the water pressure kind of slows then it seems that the pressure increases and we get a hammering in just that one pipe even when doing the dishes in the main floor kitchen. any ideas?
Start a new topic please as this one isn't really relevant to your situation.

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