home inspection photo of water heater on its side with pressure gauge
Photo: Chris Brown
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First Hot Water Heater in Space?

Not only did the homeowners install the water heater on its side, but they replaced the tank pressure relief valve (which allows the heater to let off steam) with a large pressure gauge. So now you can just watch the pressure build. Ever seen an explosion turn a hot water into a missile? Fortunately, the house was vacant and the heater not pressurized at time of inspection.

Chris Brown
Florida HomePro
Jacksonville, Fla.

courtesy of the ASHI Reporter
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