I understand that it may be doing it's job with temp & pressure and that
may have to be addressed.
A couple of times a week it spits some water out. Think it might be
worthwhile to change the valve first to see if the issue stops doing it?
Not much of a plumber here but have done my basic share. No problem
sweating pipes from TP valve that go to floor so I can unscrew the TP.
Other things to try before simply replacing the TP valve;
check the thermostat setpoint, if the water is too hot the valve can
if your house has a back flow preventer and your expansion tank has
lost its charge, the TP valve could be acting to relieve the pressure
caused by "cold to hot expansion
The intermittent nature of the discharge gives me this impression
Sometimes TP valves can suffer scale buildup, if you cycle the valve
it can help to get the valve to seal BUT sometimes they get worse.
So be prepared to have things get worse & demand immediate
wrt to your original question, replacement is pretty simple. Un-sweat
the piping & unscrew the valve.
I would suggest using MAPP gas torch, lots of heat so you can get the
joints hot very quickly without letting other things get hot.
On the re-install, I suggest the use of a union or a copper flex line,
so that reinstall and any future maint involves no sweating.
Yea I do know that if "it is" would gramatically work in a sentence then
the contraction/apostrophe version is correct.
But then, who really gives a flying f...
Want a real concern? Saw some math homework of a college student. Solve two
equations (no exponents, radicals, ln, etc.) with two unknowns by addition.
Some kids can't write cursive out of high school. OK, who writes cursive
one asks. Well, they may need to read it before all who learned it die off.
Yea this is an approach I thought of as well. As I originally said, not
much of a plumber but have done my basic share. Valves and the like that
haven't been operated recently, once moved, leak. Before I operated the TP,
I would make sure I had everything to replace it.
When I'm in a house by myself it's not an issue. It's off till I'm
done...whenever that is. Not the case now.
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