Worst TPR install ever?

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Wow oh wow

Deal killer, Joe. :mrgreen:

have you got a hi res of that, that you could share?

Seems that it took a lot more thought and energy than simply doing it right.

Seems that may DIYs, as well as many plumbers, seem unclear on the point.

The TPR valve does not drain water. If it goes, LIVE STEAM will come out.

But, thinking it will merely drain water, they treat the dischage as if it will be water.

Just like the big bathrooms, with a shower and separate tub and steamer and all that, but the only vent fan is in the separate toilet room.

Then they wonder why the have mold.

Hey, I didn’t want to kill the deal so I didn’t write it up. :mrgreen:

Hey, Joe. That’s very similar to my best. There’s no sense in wasting any water.


Russel, I like yours better.
Mine doesn’t have a water softener recycling system. :mrgreen:

You win:)

Here’s one to consider for 3rd place (yes, that is the cold supply):




I’m confused…
(emphasis mine)


Anyone else?

Will misspoke IMHO. :wink:

Steam might possible under very unusual conditions but TPRs they are designed to open at 210 deg. F and/or 150 P.S.I.

http://www.broadleyjames.com/FAQ-text/102-faq.html :smiley:

Maybe my head has gone soft Brian.:shock:

Are you trying to tell me that the H2O temp would go up as it leaves the TPR and goes from 150 P.S.I. to 0 P.S.I.?

Hint: Compressibility of water

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Just the opposite Michael, I was agreeing with your assessment that steam would be hard to produce in a standard, functional water heater. :slight_smile:


Your so cryptic sometimes.:wink: