New Pressure Relief Valve Leaks

Discussion in 'Water Heaters and Softeners' started by Hayden, Oct 8, 2019.

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  1. Oct 19, 2019 #21

    Diehard

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    HA HA... That's a tough question.
    Did you tell him only your Depends knows.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2019 #22

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    Don't get me started on bio-plumbing issues. I'm 75 and have too much to contribute on that subject.
    As to the issues pertinent to the thread: Thanks, Frodo, for the valve tap suggestion. I gave it a few taps - not really very hard - and have had zero leaks since then.
    Problem solved. Magic.
    Diehard, Problem seemed to be periodic releases.
    Thanks, all, for your input.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2019 #23

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    Excellent!
    I'll have to remember that tapping method as the first attempt fix.
    But I have to admit, I am a bit surprised that it was periodic releases. But totally understandable non-the-less.

    Re: bio-plumbing...Well I'm 78 so we can compare notes.
     
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    It can also be caused by a bad thermostat. The lower thermostat on the WH in my house was latching intermittently, and the temperature was sky rocketing.

    Since I have a tempering valve to control the actual temperature to the house, I was missing the rise in temperature. And, would occasionally see some water in the pan.

    I thought the water tank was starting to leak, so I bought a new one. When I went to install it, i found the lower thermostat latched, and the TPV was weeping.

    Bought new t-stats, and fixed the problem. New tank is still in the box in the basement. I figured that with the old tank being fifteen ears old, it will go, sooner than later. I should install the new one this winter when things are slow at work.
     
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