Pressure Relief Valve Replacement

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Sigma957

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Hello,

I have regular gas water heater 2 years old.
The pressure relief valve is leaking.
I opened and closed it several times and it did not stop leak.
I then lightly hit it with hammer while valve was open and sediment came out but leak still exists.

My question is when I change the valve do I but silicone tape on the treads?

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And you likely need to install or replace your water heater expansion tank which is likely causing the added stress to your relief valve.

You need an expansion tank only if your water system has any device that keeps water from flowing backwards. A Pressure reducing valve or a check valve of any sort.
 

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Hello,

Thanks for the fast reply and help.

I live in the city and only have the hot water tank.
Rest is simply pipe to meter and then to plumbing for house hot water tank.

I will get some teflon tape and pickup a valve at Home depot..

Thanks for the help
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