Re: Temperature - Pressure Relief Valve
Posted by e-plumber on January 06, 2004 at 17:38:33:
In response to Re: Temperature - Pressure Relief Valve
: I need to replace the temperature-pressure relief valve on my Sears Kenmore Power Miser 5 hot water heater, but the only replacement valve I can find has a longer shank than the original. The package says it is universal, but in the instructions it says to use the same shank size as the original, or else death may occur.

: The temperature probe doesn't appear to extend as far into the tank as the original.

: Is it safe?

Reply:
The relief valve should be rated at 210 F & 150 lbs. If the probe is longer it will still work, no need to worry.
I believe that the warning is in case someone was to plug the discharge opening on the T & P, under certain conditions, the water could become a misguided missle.
Good Luck. e-plumber


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