|Posted by LonnythePlumber on July 11, 2004 at 17:37:18:|
|In response to Re: Water heater pressure relief valve|
: : : I live in a condo above another condo and need to protect from flooding from water heater. Two yrs ago I had a plumber install a new heater (6yr tank 1 yr control Bradford White) and drain pan patched through the air conditioning drain. Yesterday the relief valve went and almost flooded me and my downstairs neighbor. The plumber said I put the temp too high on the heater. Also the drain did not work. He replaced the pressure valve with a 180 one. Should I get a better water heater? Should it go so hot it blows the valve(it had gone to 150 degrees). What about the drain pan? Can anyone help? Thanks!
: : Perhaps you should check with your jurisdiction's
: I raised the temperature from warm to all the way hot to do my dishes for an hour and went to turn it back down when the valve had released. He checked the temperature and it was 150 degrees. Should the valve have released? I don't know whether to get someone else and replace the entire heater. I don't know what I am doing. This person is a plumber but I am thinking of getting someone else to help, another plumber.
Your heater is probably okay but the correct relief valve should be installed. I replace the relief valves in about one in ten water heaters before the heater starts leaking. LonnythePlumber
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