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asc2078
Why it is so important to maintain the TPR valve on your water heater

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djohns
Re: Why it is so important to maintain the TPR valve on your water heater

I watched an episode of MYTHBUSTERS where they plugged the T&P valve and jumpered out the thermostat allowing the water to turn to steam . The resulting catastrophic failure of the water heater was like a bomb going off .

Marjorie
Re: Why it is so important to maintain the TPR valve on your water heater

Thanks, DB - splendid example of why the failsafes should never be tampered with.

(the 'what ifs' are pretty scary, huh?)

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