Yes. That's why drain pans are designed to have a tube/drain pipe that runs
through the bottom or out the side of the pan to your sump or a drain, so
the water will flow from the pan to the drain before the pan overfills,
while keeping the floor dry.
I still havent decided whether or not to get a new water heater. Like I
said already it lasted me 15 years and not a drop of water has spilled out
from what I could remember.
I called the manufacturer and they said its pretty rare for these tanks to
just let loose and flood your home. They usually start trickling / dropping
water out slowly first. Plus, I heard from one of the guys working on my
flooring..who said he bought a new water heater and it didnt even last 6
months. It blew open and flooded his house. So thats all I need is for
them to install a new one and have the same problem.
So , im more interested in a water alarm now. Anybody recommend one thats
really good? I want one where there is a wireless detector so once water
is detected, the water to the whole house is automatically shut off.
Is there a company out there thats most popular and reliable ? Im guessing
theres millions if I search google now.
LOL! Reminded me of a guy who tapped into city water lines and ran it
into his new house. The dummy didn't known it needed a pressure
regulator and he exploded 2 water heaters! They even had pressure
relief valves but the water pressure was just too great and the relief
valves couldn't relieve the water fast enough.
Why is it that this is the first time I have heard that a pressure regulator
is required for a public water supply?
Seems to me if pressure was indeed that high that it would have popped a
line upstream, rather than a pristine new one.
Reminds me of a guy that used to do too much acid.
Not implausable. Back in the 1950s my parents bought a house in a
neighborhood quite close to the reservoir and pumping station. We were
blowing washers right and left in every faucet, and serious knocking in
almost every pipe. My dad, an engineer, measured the pressure at 145 psi.
He installed a regulator soon after that. I think most homes in the area
ended up with regulators.
They are not all that unusual in some places. Home appliances and plumbing
fixtures are designed to operate within a range of water pressure. Some places
have a lot more than the 40-60 pounds of pressure that are considered normal for
residential use. In those cases, a regulator is installed.
On Jun 1, 7:30�am, email@example.com wrote:
perhaps the regulator is also a anti siphon valve?
they are being required here along with a pressure tank, so dirty
water cant siphon back and make someone ill.....
i sold my moms old home a few years ago, and had the valve and
pressure tank added, to meet new code,
the ultimate buyer was very concerned with tht tank and what it meant,
he had never seen one before, or a condensate pump on the furnce
I think one way you can tell is the presence of water towers. Many municipal
systems have a relatively small pump that pumps the water UP to the tower,
24/7, then lets gravity supply the pressure to the mains. This has the
advantages of a smaller pump and stable pressures.
Our local water utility, Metropolitan Utilities District (dig the
acronymn), recently acquired our private neighborhood's district water
Some months after the switch-over was made, the utility announced they
would be increasing the line pressure to improve substandard service in
Their first-class-mailed propoganda included the advise that a pressure
regulator might be needed inside my home to cope with the increased
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