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Old 08-07-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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I have a few questions regarding water heaters (home or commercial)

1. Does the TPR valve (temperature pressure relief valve) always have to have a drain (extended leg) attached to it? And if not - must it be piped to the outside?

2. Does the water heater attached to a boiler need earthquake strapping in California?

3. What is the technical term for the spout on the bathtub that spits out the water - is it just a faucet?

Thanks in advance for the answers to these


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Old 08-08-2007, 04:09 AM   #2
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I'm not a pro plumber, just a long-time DIYer, but my preliminary answers are:
1. Yes, by code, but it does not have to be vented outside. It can be stopped a few inches above a drain pan. Check local Building codes for their specifics.
2. Not sure, but I think so.
3. Spout. The faucet is the faucet body in the wall, etc.
A CA plumber can confirm or correct.
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I have a few questions regarding water heaters (home or commercial)

1. Does the TPR valve (temperature pressure relief valve) always have to have a drain (extended leg) attached to it? And if not - must it be piped to the outside?

Yes, it has to terminate no more than 10" above the floor.
No it doesn't have to be piped outside.
If the water heater is above living space it needs to be in a catch pan which has to be piped to a suitable drain.


2. Does the water heater attached to a boiler need earthquake strapping in California?

Yes

3. What is the technical term for the spout on the bathtub that spits out the water - is it just a faucet?

A tub spout (fed from a tub/shower diverter)


Thanks in advance for the answers to these

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