Originally Posted By: rcooke
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cool link, as to the water heater, do you mean this picture?
No I have one where the tank went over 400 feet .
It destroyed the home It went through the first floor the second floor then the roof..
I believe the cause was a electric element went to ground so thermostat could not shut it off.
It Did not have a TPR valve if I remember correctly .
Be a few days till I find it .
Water under pressure is still water 25lb I think can have be 225 degrees . When the tank lets go in immediately flashes to steam .
I believe it expands 1200 times.
I think one tablespoon gives 5 gallons of steam .
This is from memory so if I am out a little please forgive me .
It still is a tremendous force.
Roy Cooke Sr.