This morning I heard water running when it shouldn't have been.
I went down to the basement and the relief valve on connected to the
bladder tank had tripped, and water was flowing out of the valve.
My question is, once these valves release, do they have to be
Also, when they go (this one is about 25 years old), do they always go
because of excessive pressure (which means I have other problems), or
do they sometimes just get tired, and pop?
I have to start troubleshooting, so I thought that I could block the
outlet from the valve, then see if everything else was still working
correctly. Naturally, I will have to make sure that I don't let the
pressure get too high, or something will really pop! Does this
temporary block sound like a good idea? I just want to make one trip
to the hardware store.
Joe from Massachusetts