Originally Posted by Nursx2
About the relief valve. It says in the owners manual that it is supposed to leak a little ...but how much is a little. I find it leaks so much that the compartment under the heater accumulates water. Should I replace it?
They are not very expensive and easy to change. Use Teflon Tape or Teflon Pipe Sealant and make sure it is the correct pressure for your water heater.
I don't care what the manual says, they should not leak. If they did my basement would be underwater.
That is not to say they can't "pop off" and relieve pressure with a little water, AS LONG AS THEY RESEAT (seal). They are doing their job when that happens.
If it leaks all the time replace it.
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