(Whitley (Jason) J. Ward)
February 24, 2009, 3:41pm
inline shutoff valve with a small somthing on the outflow side with a small plastic tube running into the overflow pan for water heater.
This small tube has a steady stream pooring out.
What is is and what does it do?
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(Michael Larson, WI Lic. # 1672-106)
February 24, 2009, 6:43pm
(Wayne Wilson, TN 439)
February 25, 2009, 12:01am
Would it not be better to install a expansion tank?
(Jack L. Gilleland)
February 25, 2009, 10:20pm
Only if you don’t want to waste water.
(James H. Bushart)
February 25, 2009, 10:32pm
Sounds, by the description of it being on the “outward flow” side, that it is improperly installed.
(Larry Kage, CMI)
February 25, 2009, 10:41pm
Sounds like it needs replacing…and Jim’s right, it should be installed on the cold water inlet side, downsteam of the shut off.