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Bullstok

Member Since 22 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2014 12:32 PM

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In Topic: Carrier WeatherMaker with Code 31

11 November 2013 - 11:15 PM

Edit: never mind. It was posted before about the flues and i missed it

In Topic: Slow Dip on Rudd Power Vent Water Heater

03 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

Thats the one. The reason i say make it match is because there are many kinds for many applications. Some are only pressure, some are for low pressures, some are for high temps. But most any valve meant for a residential water heater are fine. That DOES NOT INCLUDE the ones for tankless heaters. They are usually pressure only (they dont have the white probe sticking out past the threads). Note that some water heaters have a longer than standard valve because they have thick insulation on the tank. ie: http://t.homedepot.c...N&showPLP=false
Try to avoid the cheap ones. Not worth the time.

In Topic: Slow Dip on Rudd Power Vent Water Heater

24 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

Pie.
Get new valve (same rating on tag)
Shutoff water
Turn off power to heater (& gas too if u r the paranoid type)
Drain water out of old t&p by pulling handle till no more comes out (dont let anyone open a faucet while doing this) or at bottom boiler drain
Thread tape new valve (5 wraps should do it)
Remove old valve
Thread in new valve
Water back on

In Topic: Slow Dip on Rudd Power Vent Water Heater

24 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

A well tank acts as a place for the pressure buildup, when the water is heated, to go. Unless there is a check valve between the heater and the well tank. A few water softeners have built in check valves.
Sometimes the t&p valve gets weak.
Sometimes the well pressure switch goes bad and the pump runs a little too high once in awhile.
Sometimes the bladder tank fails and is waterlogged (the pump goes on and off every several seconds when using water.)
Sometimes the t&p wept a little and developed debris in the valve seat and starts to drip.
Sometimes it is actually a symptom of excess pressure or temperature. Not very often does the leak have anything to do with the actual pressure or temperature being to high though, in my experience. 6 out of 10 if you put on a new valve it is then fine.

In Topic: Slow Dip on Rudd Power Vent Water Heater

24 October 2013 - 05:06 PM

Did u or anone else fiddle with it (the valve) when it was not leaking?


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