Pressure relief Valve and some flex hose???

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    SignGuy

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    I replaced my fathers water heater and the copper pipe for the previous pressure relief valve comes out of the wall 3' up and was fine for the previous heater as the relief valve was on the top. The new one is on the side and not close enough to solder in some decent angles to get it hooked up again. I think it's pretty lame and probably not even code but what about putting some threaded ends on both pipes and installing a braided flexible hose?

    I currently have a pipe soldered on that goes straight down but don't want water to go all over the wooden floor and would rather have it go in the pipe which leads outside the home. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Hard piped to termination point no flexible hoses
     
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    If that ever pops it will melt the flex line.
     
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    To the plumbers... how about if he soldered on pex adapters to both pipes, and then ran a piece of pex between them?

    I am not sure, since I am not a plumber, but I think that would both meet code and solve his problem.
     
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    As long as the pipe is secured there shouldn't be a problem but you need to use expansion expansion pex. If you use the normal PEX crimp or clamp those fittings are smaller than the ID of the pipe restricting the flow. And the code states that the discharge pipe cannot be smaller then the relief valve size but then people can also say that it's the pipe they're talking about not the fittings I don't know it's a grey area
     
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    you got it your way.
     
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    Sorry, but I don't understand your comment. Can you elaborate?
     
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    I telling the op that he has enough advice to move on. Edited version. First copy was making sure everyone knew it was t&p discharge pipe and not a leaking pipe. Which do you want elaborated?

    Edit. Almost forgot. The box store sell the discharge tubes al ready made up. Straight or bent.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I was thinking the stainless braided type hose that ya see on race cars except from plumbing department for water.

    I'll just plan on sweating off the old joints and figuring a way to get some copper fitting to work. I don't really like to see any 90 degree stuff but that might be what I have to do. The darn thing was so jerry-rig'd with a variety of 90 elbows I'm surprised it passed any kind of inspection and maybe it wasn't even checked.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Way back when inspectors were bribed anything could’ve passed. Yesterday our framing inspector passed a house 8” out of square. He said he doesn’t carry a tape he just observes. So yeah anything could’ve passed. Your new 90 rant is confusing. But yeah get some braided steel hoses and your good to go.
     
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