Originally Posted by paulmlac
OP here -
Just so I understand, it sounds like water should come out the pressure relief valve anytime I lift the little finger switch so long as there is water in the heater.
Water in the FW tank and the water pump "on"
Hooked up to city water and the water turned on at the outdoor water spigot
When you pull the pressure release valve, you will get air until the HW tank is full of water. Then you should get water whenever you pull it, if one of the first two conditions are still met...