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Old 10-04-2005, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hooked up today and the water heater presure relief valve leaked like Niagra Falls, not just a drip. Now, 250 miles later down the road, it's just fine. What gives?
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Hooked up today and the water heater presure relief valve leaked like Niagra Falls, not just a drip. Now, 250 miles later down the road, it's just fine. What gives?
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If your HW heater didn't have an air space in tank when you fired it up, the heated water expanded thru the release valve like it should. Some times water will drip out of valve while useing also. "007"
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Yes, just what 007 said. Drain your tank and refill. It will magically fix itself. Go ahead and drain it by pulling the anode rod. it'll be a good time to check it. Make sure the water pressure is releived by opeing a faucet first, or else you'll be chasing that rod across the yard. Also, let the water cool a day BEFORE draining, or flush it with cool water. Hot water shooting allover your arm sucks.
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