TPR discharge tube

Anyone ever see this type of discharge configuration. You have normal extension exiting through the wall and an open air gap tube to speak straight up before the wall. Would the steam not go out both tubes making it dangerous?




I see it sometimes on installations from the 90’s. I have no idea what they were trying to engineer back then, but tees are not allowed and that is exactly how I report it.

It was found during a four point. Told the homeowner to at east cap it. Our local plumbing connection blamed on code inspectors lol. Thanks Juan

It also discharges upward from the TPRV…not allowed.

Thanks Brad

Wayne… it was a poor attempt at understanding the “air gap before exiting through a wall/floor” requirement. Prolly a DYI’er.

I agree