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Old 02-04-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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Very important water heater question about pressure valve!?!


Does this have a pressure valve and is it installed properly???? It seams that the water goes in through the top comes out the side....
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The pressure valve was on the side, it is seen in the second picture. Is it a new tank? if so i would think it was misintalled, mind you most tanks come with them already installed... if it is an older tank it is probably a faulty valve which you would need to replace. You can buy one for about 10-15 bucks.

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There is absolutely nothing to indicate that the valve is vaulty or improperly installed. There are/were many configurations of water heaters and a number of locations for T&P's.

The T&P valve is mounted on the side in the 2nd picture. Nothing wrong except that it should have a pipe that drains it down close to the floor. That way nobody gets burned by steam/hot water coming out of it if there's a problem.
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There is absolutely nothing to indicate that the valve is vaulty or improperly installed. There are/were many configurations of water heaters and a number of locations for T&P's.

The T&P valve is mounted on the side in the 2nd picture. Nothing wrong except that it should have a pipe that drains it down close to the floor. That way nobody gets burned by steam/hot water coming out of it if there's a problem.
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The pressure valve was on the side, it is seen in the second picture. Is it a new tank? if so i would think it was misintalled, mind you most tanks come with them already installed... if it is an older tank it is probably a faulty valve which you would need to replace. You can buy one for about 10-15 bucks.

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There is absolutely nothing to indicate that the valve is vaulty or improperly installed. There are/were many configurations of water heaters and a number of locations for T&P's.

The T&P valve is mounted on the side in the 2nd picture. Nothing wrong except that it should have a pipe that drains it down close to the floor. That way nobody gets burned by steam/hot water coming out of it if there's a problem.

If water is coming out of it... wouldnt it be faulty or improperly installed? Not trying to be rude, but maybe you know something i dont.
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If water is coming out of it... wouldnt it be faulty or improperly installed? Not trying to be rude, but maybe you know something i dont.
The water coming out thru the side is the "normal" hot water output for this tank (flex pipe). The T&P valve is also on the side - no pipe - it should have one going near to the floor as stated
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I interpreted the original post to mean the inlet and discharge locations, not that the T&P itself is leaking. When T&P's leak the easiest thing to do is spend a few bucks and replace them.
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ahh i see, i thought the pressure relief valve was leaking.
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The water coming out thru the side is the "normal" hot water output for this tank (flex pipe). The T&P valve is also on the side - no pipe - it should have one going near to the floor as stated

The flex pipe on the side is the water (cold) intake. The cpvc pipe coming out the top is the water (hot) out. The top is marked hot by the manufacturer and the release valve is in the hole marked for it as well. It does seem to me that the hot should have the flex line though?!?!

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