chronic pressure relief value problem
Posted by Carl on May 14, 19100 at 20:14:33:
I'm in a three year old house that originally had an electric hot water heater. The pressure relief valve would let loose every four months or so - When we finally realized where the water in the basement was coming from, we were in the process of switching to a gas water heater (late last year). The new water heater is playing the same game. Could I be experiencing high line pressure from the county? Or am I just lucky enough to have recieved two defective relief valves. I am considering a PRV and /or new relief valve. BTW, when it blew tonight, the relief valve would resume discharging cold water at full flow a few moments after turning the water back on. Does anybody have some wisdom to share on this? Thanks in advance.

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