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Old 08-22-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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hot water heater relief valve

Has anyone added a hose so it draines outside the heater when it relieves
a little pressure?
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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Never seen the need, it's already "outside" the heater. The water just runs out the bottom of the access panel, no big deal. They really shouldn't vent all that often anyway.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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If it is constantly leaving puddles, just replace it. They're cheap.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:42 AM   #4
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Never have, I would think if you were to do it the extension would have to be metal of some sort as the heat build up would melt a rubber type hose. Also just another place for mud dobber to live.
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