water heater pressure relief
Posted by Richard Stephens on January 31, 19101 at 09:44:30:
I have a small point-of-use (Ariston) water heater in my darkroom. This is my second one, actually. My problem is that, within a matter of weeks after installation, the pressure relief valve screwed into the top of the unit begins to leak every time the element comes on. My theory is that these relief valves are designed to be installed at a greater distance from heating elements, and that it is reading the temperature of the element (it begins leaking very quickly after the heating element comes on and does so even if the heater is only set to "warm"). Would it be Kosher to try installing a pipe nipple or bushing that would put a little more distance between the probe and the element?

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