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Old 03-19-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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So we recently had a new hot water heater put in (Bradford White). While doing laundry my girlfriend noticed some water coming out of the pressure release vent on the side of the heater. We called the guy who put it in and he asked if we recently did any plumbing in the house. Well turns out we had a toilet fixed because we noticed it was running what seemed like all the time. After hearing this the water heater installer said immediatly that t his was the problem. That when we "fixed" the toilet we removed the pressure release mechanism that was in the toilety and that the toilet was supposed to be running like that, and now that it has been removed it will vent out the pressure valve. Does this make sense to anyone? He suggested we get a pressure release tank which I have heard of and do think would work but does his explanation of the toilet seem right to anyone else?

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Old 03-21-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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Not unless you have extremely high water pressure. Anything over 80 pounds is high. If what he said was true, the water bills would be really high all over the U.S.

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Old 03-22-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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What did you fix on the toilet?
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:20 AM   #4
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Maybe I'm not up to date on new products, but I have not seen or heard of toilet innerds that act as a pressure relief for water heaters
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:11 AM   #5
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Lol, the governor ballcock by Watts. I havent seen one in years. One of Watts dumber ideas but it worked.
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A friend just narrowly missed getting his basement flooded. A year ago he had a new metered water supply installed from the city put into a older home that had previously been on a well. There was never any mention by the contractor or whoever did the work (owner was gone at the time) about any check valve on the new meter. The results of making it a closed system almost created a disaster. Over the year ,intermittenly, there would be high pressure in the lines. The problem finally came to point of creating leaks. After much investigation and questioning he found out about the new meter having a check valve in it, and with the hot water tank building pressure in the now closed system. The owner will insall a small expansion tank in the inlet line to resove the problem. There seems to be a limited knowledge on this. Hope this helps some of the high pressure issues wrote about in this forum. bjr23
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A governed ballcock, so if your toilet sits idle long enough it will raise your water bill wowee wow wow watts a great idea!
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:21 PM   #8
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ROFL

That's what we thought around here we pay for water in and out.

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