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bud1741

10:36AM | 05/28/03
Member Since: 05/27/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I just had my hot water heater inspected and it is missing a "drip T Valve".

What does this do and what could happen if I do not replace it?

ACD

11:08AM | 05/29/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
May be in reference to the thermal protection valve, which prevents over heating/over pressurization of the water tank, and prevents it from blowing up.

"If the water is already hot, why does it need a heater?"

Alfred

11:32AM | 05/31/03
Member Since: 03/18/03
20 lifetime posts
A drip line should be installed on the T&P relief valve to extend within about 6-8 inches of the floor. The pipe should be the same size as the relief valve and not threaded at the bottom.

The water is hot already, but it is being heated to a higher temperature. Therefore, a hot water heater.

bud1741

06:34AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 05/27/03
2 lifetime posts
Actually, I just looked at my inspection report again and realized that it is not a "drip T valve", just a "drip T". I talked to a plumber and he said that a "drip T" is actually a filter that is located in the piping. Is this correct and can anyone expand on this?

erik peterson

07:01AM | 06/24/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
drip tee is installed on the gas-line just before it enters the gas-valve for the water-heater...if there is condensation inside the gas-pipe it falls to the bottom of the tee as opposed to entering the valve...erik
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