Re: Overflow pipe on hot water heater
Posted by Gary Swart on April 16, 2002 at 00:40:19:
In response to Re: Overflow pipe on hot water heater
: Pop-off valve is leaking and needs to be replaced.

It's not really an "overflow", it's a safety valve that releases tank pressure if the heating element sticks on and overheats the water. It will "pop-off" at 150 psi. I will make a mess, but nothing like what would happen if the tank blew up!


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