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water heater problem
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 01, 2021 06:23PM
as the house ages and the various bits and pieces, as well as me ....

Heat-Flo 40g installed in 2013.
Failed and replaced with the same 2015.

The pressure relief valve is dripping off a fair quantity enough to have water on the basement floor. It has no expansion tank nor pipe to sump pump, even though the same contractor piped and expansioned (yes, I know, not a word) the heating system.

In July, the local water authority replaced the meter vault in the road for our house. When they turned the water back on, somehow a gate valve that led to the outside hose bib, failed. I replaced with a compression 1/4t. Good.

Could that have done more damage?
I see now the heating system (2013 Slant Fin Bobcat) is dripping off to.
The sump pump is working a bit.

Should I drain off some water from the Heat-Flo to see if that reliefs the issue?

The Heat-Flo rep has been good about getting back to me, but he seems to skirt the issue or I'm not making myself clear.



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Re: water heater problem
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 01, 2021 06:30PM
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Fritz
In July, the local water authority replaced the meter vault in the road for our house. When they turned the water back on, somehow a gate valve that led to the outside hose bib, failed. I replaced with a compression 1/4t. Good.

I wonder if you have a general high water pressure issue for the whole house possibly related to the work the water authority did and the relief valve is actually doing what it's supposed to do.

Do you have a pressure reducing/regulating valve on your incoming water supply line?

Do you have any way to check the water pressure?
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Re: water heater problem
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 01, 2021 06:46PM
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GGD

I wonder if you have a general high water pressure issue for the whole house possibly related to the work the water authority did and the relief valve is actually doing what it's supposed to do.

could very well be.

Do you have a pressure reducing/regulating valve on your incoming water supply line?

not that I'm aware of. But it could be part of the work they did.

Do you have any way to check the water pressure?

Unfortunately, no. But it doesn't "appear" to be any more than it was.

guess I should get me one.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2021 06:50PM by Fritz.
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Re: water heater problem
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 01, 2021 07:31PM
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Fritz
Do you have a pressure reducing/regulating valve on your incoming water supply line?

not that I'm aware of. But it could be part of the work they did.

The ones that I've seen have this bell shaped look, and are usually somewhere near where the main water line enters the house, maybe on the outside, or just on the inside.


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Re: water heater problem
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 01, 2021 08:05PM
nope. definitely not. unless, as I said, it's in the vault, though that would kind of dumb.



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Re: water heater problem
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 01, 2021 09:09PM
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Fritz
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GGD

I wonder if you have a general high water pressure issue for the whole house possibly related to the work the water authority did and the relief valve is actually doing what it's supposed to do.

could very well be.

Do you have a pressure reducing/regulating valve on your incoming water supply line?

not that I'm aware of. But it could be part of the work they did.

Do you have any way to check the water pressure?

Unfortunately, no. But it doesn't "appear" to be any more than it was.

guess I should get me one.

Nice item! I had one put inline when we had our water softener replaced.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: water heater problem
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 07, 2021 12:21PM
seems to have been the pressure relief valve itself on the Heat-Flo.
so far so good.
NCLX8



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2021 12:43PM by Fritz.
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