My final point is this......... For everyone who might have followed
the water heater conversation between Mike, Bob, and myself, I will let the
average homeowner make up his mind about this. I say that it IS important
to check the Pressure Relief Valve on the water heater, either by the
homeowner or a service man, this will identify a DEFECTIVE pressure relief
valve an extremely dangerous thing. Bob, and Mike, my American
counterparts, say to leave the valve alone, what you dont know cant hurt
Well take a look at this, go to
WWW.factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/PressureRelief.htm and look at this
yourself. Take a look at the Avon High school cafeteria. While this is a
very Very rare occurence, it shows the potential. Newsgroups are not all
bad, but if you have a problem of any sorts look it up on the web, or call
your local Plumbing professional, and talk to a real person.
The water heater "debate" is now done.
As a 49 year old licensed plumber I agree with Bob and Mike. Relief
valve seats get crusted with lime and unless you are replacing the valve
or water heater it is bad practice to vent air into a draining water
heater by opening the relief valve. The valve will almost never reseat
and will drip.
First of all, I didn't realize you weren't an American. Had we
known, we would have factored in the "plumbing is more primitive where
you live" parameter.
Secondly, from your e-mail name, it sounds like you're a woman. This
would have also have been factored in since, well, women are dumb about
these things. If you are a woman, would you post your picture here? If
you're not a woman, could you dress up like one, and post your picture here?
Thirdly, this note was at the bottom of the article you cited.
"Many thanks to Speedy Jim a knowledgable and generous plumber on
alt.home.repair for reviewing and commenting on this article."
Now think about this. There's this "generous" plumber who has a
nickname like "Speedy Jim" (as a woman, that name should be a turn off,
I assume) posts on a DIY newsgroup. If you were really a male plumber,
you'd already know that only idiots write and read to a
"alt.home.repair" newsgroup. Does this raise any red flags??
We've seen women write here before pretending to be men. They've
always been discovered, and they've always posted pictures of
themselves. Will you do the same?? If you don't, maybe we'll send
"Speedy Jim" your way.
Yeah I thought I'd stump ya by throwing a web site in there, Pretty hard
to argue against a web site, So now your attacking me, and making fun of me
like a little kid nice, classy.
I have gone through and looked at everything that you guys had wrote in
past postings, and have noticed that all you do is mouth at people who write
responses, again, nice, classy, professional. But before I go for good, you
better research game a little, re-read you plumbing code and you pressure
vessel act (if you even have one) and then come back here with your rants,
if you are setting at home right now and not working, don't bother telling
me, I'm sure I know why Cheers.
Now you're mixing apples and oranges.
If the intent is to drain a heater then what the plumbers here have posted
is accurate. If you even suspect for a second that the T&P may need
attention then have it checked or for the few bucks involved, just change
the damn thing.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.