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wrightrj

09:12AM | 02/04/08
Member Since: 09/01/04
11 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We have a gas water heater that is 15 years old. Is it normal for there to be a hissing noise coming from the relief valve? Also, the pipe that is hooked to the relief valve is hot. I don't remember it being this way before. Do I need to call a plumber?
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LarryG

12:21PM | 02/04/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
531 lifetime posts
this is an indication of abnormally high temperature,pressure,or the valve has failed.

call somebody.

Sylvan

02:10PM | 02/04/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Where do you live that they allowed that kind of piping for a T&P discharge?

wrightrj

05:55PM | 02/04/08
Member Since: 09/01/04
11 lifetime posts
We live in California. The pipe through the wall leads outside. And yes, I recently discovered that there's hot water draining out in our flower bed. A plumber is coming in the morning. Thanks.

Sylvan

08:32AM | 02/05/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Tell your plumber to re pitch the discharge piping so it drains properly as the picture shows it is slightly back pitched
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