here is a Typical SEARS installation in town
Originally Posted by Hackney plumbing
anything you can do to keep a flood from happenning is very wise.....
if you can insert the t+p down slightly into a floor drain,
I would suggest you do it.. I am not talking about cramming it down into
the bottom of the trap here....
the odds of a floor drain backing up and stopping up the t+p pipe is
close to impossible, or you can always give it an air gap of an inch above
the drain ....... whatever you feel is best....
this is a common practice and it should be done over just putting the t+p
into the water heater pan and pipeing it over to a drain... the pan can be
over-whelmed by the sheer volume from the t+p ...
I know this from one I was involved in just last week
My own personal experience with a flooded pan
I dont know when or whom did the work, or how long ago it was done either
so everyone will be heading for the hills looking for a rock to hide under if
she trys to turn it into her insurance.....that you can depend on....
here is one we tore out from Sears just on tuesday...this unit is about two weeks old...basically brand new..
there is no pan, no floor drain, no thermal expansion tank, the shut off valve cannot be gotten to behind the heater... this Sears unit also had the crapppy honeywell valve on it.
this was installed by a SEARS sub-contractor....
so would Sears have to pay the bill if the t+p valve
flooded this home ??? yes or no??
do you think would it have been wiser to pipe the t+p
over to the laundry drain about 5 feet over ?????
so what would you do to think
would make this a better install.????.
click to enlarge.
..http://weilhammerplumbing.com/nss-fo...0_Photo085.jpg aint this something to be proud of??
How to prevent massive H20 leaks...FloodStop Valves.
I am very sorry to hear of your flood.
I had one w/a washer that kept filling.
The thing going forward is how to prevent these super unknowns.
I use FloodStop valves(electric ball solenoid) on all my critical interior needs(fridge; eBidet and whole whouse water filter in my closet) and I don't worry about those...
FWIW...here is the link.
It uses a sensor plate and when a drop of H20 hits it...it closes the water supply to "x"...ending the flood.
Hope it helps and again; sorry to hear about your dilemma.
that is a nice alarm valve
those look pretty nice.... for 150 bucks that is not too bad
just put the sensor plate down in the bottom of the pan.
and it has an alarm and shut off...
this is much, much better than a wags valve...:cool: