TPR Valve Placement

Originally Posted By: jclason
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Saw a Sutherlands Water heater today. The outflow pipe (hot water side) of the heater came out of the top of the unit to a sideways T-joint. The TPR valve was placed on top, and the discharge pipe was present. The hot water exited through the side of the joint.


The Sutherlands water heater had a plug in the location that the manufacturer specified for the TPR valve placement.

Does the location of this valve make a difference its operation (would it still work there)?

Thanks!


Originally Posted By: jpope
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jclason wrote:
Does the location of this valve make a difference its operation


Most definitely.

jclason wrote:
. . . (would it still work there)?


It must be installed on the tank. It sounds as if you are saying that it's on the HW supply line. If this is so, it's a pressure relief valve and not a combination temperature pressure relief valve.

If the TPR is in the top of the tank, it's okay.


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Originally Posted By: rcooke
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jclason wrote:
Saw a Sutherlands Water heater today. The outflow pipe (hot water side) of the heater came out of the top of the unit to a sideways T-joint. The TPR valve was placed on top, and the discharge pipe was present. The hot water exited through the side of the joint.

The Sutherlands water heater had a plug in the location that the manufacturer specified for the TPR valve placement.

Does the location of this valve make a difference its operation (would it still work there)?

Thanks!


Great location lots of info

http://www.rheem.com/Documents/ResourceLibrary/TSB_Common/1220.pdf


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Originally Posted By: jpope
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Great publication Roy, thanks.



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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Thank you Roy. icon_biggrin.gif



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Originally Posted By: jclason
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Thanks! Jeff, you described it exactly. And thats a good link for information.


I noted that the TPR was not installed per the manufacturers specifications, is unsafe, and corrections should be made.

Thanks!


Originally Posted By: jwilliams4
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IRC 2803.4 UBC 608.3 TPR to be located in top 6" of tank.



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