Water Heater ATP discharge line - how far off ground outside

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  1. fortop

    fortop New Member

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    I am installing a new gas water heater in a utility closet which will have an ATP discharge line going through an outside wall and terminating in a 90 degree bend and short pipe pointed down toward the ground. How far off the ground should that termination after the 90 be? Seems like I read a min/max limit in UPC somewhere.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    min 6" max12"
  3. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    What he said !
  4. SteveW

    SteveW DIY Senior Member

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    What is an "ATP discharge line?"
  5. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

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    Automatic Temperature and Pressure relief valve discharge line -- I think :cool:
  6. SteveW

    SteveW DIY Senior Member

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    Thanks - figured it was in reference to the water heater's temperature/pressure valve but thought maybe this was something new.
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