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tammyky

09:03PM | 10/07/07
Member Since: 10/03/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
my hot water heater is leaking from the threads around the pressure valve. I was told to remove the whole piece clean it and put teflon tape on the threads and put it back on. can anyone tell me if this is right. what if it has pressure on it ? And it is so tight it wont budge

Sylvan

12:47PM | 10/08/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1452 lifetime posts
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Some one lied to you as NO ONE would dare use one over again.

Considering a decent quality T&P cost under $7.00 and it is the only safety on a residencial heaters (other then possibly a flame safe guard) The right thing to do is shut the tank (fuel supply and water wait for it to cool down replace the T&P open the water supply test for leaks then relight the pilot
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tammyky

08:04PM | 10/08/07
Member Since: 10/03/07
2 lifetime posts
you was right. I tried to remove the pressure valve and it came off but it broke, no usuing it again. It is electric not gas though. anything I need to know to replace it to look out for ? if not thanks for the reply
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