hot water troubles

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How crazy is this?
Scott
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The crazy part is, why did it happen if they turned the power off? Presumably they used some water around bed time, which should have brought the pressure down; and with the power off, it shouldn't have built back up.
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It's happened before....

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galt snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Dave) wrote in message

It was a boiler explosion, that is it was a steam explosion. I suspect that the tank was probably old with no TPR valve. I have seen the results of just such an explosion, not quite as drastic but it ruined the basement. Also one where the neighbor installed an old cookstove and capped off the water back pipes. Must have still been some water left in it.
Harry K
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Hi scott_in_CT, hope you are having a nice day
On 10-Jul-03 At About 07:29:42, scott_in_CT wrote to All Subject: hot water troubles
s> http://www.heraldandnews.com/articles/2003/07/09/news/top_stories/br s> uner.txt
s> How crazy is this?
There is a film of experiments on water heaters exploding. they can really do some serious damage.
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it's not a hot water heater. It is a water heater. You don't heat hot water you heat water to make hot water
s> http://www.heraldandnews.com/articles/2003/07/09/news/top_stories/br s> uner.txt
s> How crazy is this?
There is a film of experiments on water heaters exploding. they can really do some serious damage.
-=> HvacTech2 <=-
.. "I bought instant water but I don't know what to add..."- s.w.
___ TagDude 0.92+[DM] ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + spam protection measure, Please remove the 33 to send e-mail
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I guess you would call them cold water heaters
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