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  1. Thanks for everyone's responses. I actually...

    Thanks for everyone's responses. I actually tested the t/p valve yesterday; hope I did it correctly. I pulled up on the lever and could hear water running out. But apparently I pulled too much and...
  2. How often should the average homeowner check it...

    How often should the average homeowner check it if they rarely have a need to call a plumber? I have read on some sites that some plumbers tell homeowners NOT to test them.
  3. How often should you test t/p valve on water heater

    How often should the t/p valve on a water heater be tested? I've read everything from once a month to once a year. I read in one of the other threads that a valve that was only a year old was...
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    I appreciate everyone's help. I don't know much...

    I appreciate everyone's help. I don't know much about electrical wiring, add being a female with that, and I seem to be a walking target.
    The water heater doesn't move, and the wire is so tight...
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    The circuit breaker is 25 amp. The problem with...

    The circuit breaker is 25 amp. The problem with the wire coming through the hole in the floor was the plumber felt it shouldn't be pushed up against the edge of the hole by the water heater. ...
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    water heater wiring

    Plumber came out and worked on electric water heater (plumbing issues). Said there were 2 issues with the round 10 gauge wire going to the water heater. Recommended an electrician (friend of his)...
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    tp discharge pipe

    Discovered the tp valve discharge pipe goes straight into the crawl space. I am going to fix that issue but had a question. The discharge pipe itself is cvpc pipe. The end screwed into the tp...
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    expansion tank and TP valve questions

    I had a licensed plumber (checked with the state to make sure) come out and check the expansion tank to make sure it was still working. He said it was fine. He also said that since there was...
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    The little valve on mine is on the top of the...

    The little valve on mine is on the top of the tank because of the way it's installed above the pipe. Does this make a difference in how I check the pressure?
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    is expansion tank still working properly

    Have an expansion tank on the water heater. It is positioned vertically ABOVE the cold horizontal pipe (only place to put it) that runs above the water heater. Is there a way to check it to see if...
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    Thank you for your advice and, most of all, for...

    Thank you for your advice and, most of all, for your extreme patience.
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    I apologize if I haven't been clear on what we...

    I apologize if I haven't been clear on what we have. There is plastic pipe coming underground to the doublewide. The cheap grey pipe that came with the home was replaced with copper pipe. (There is...
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    copper pipes under mobile home (doublewide)

    I went under my home to see how things were and saw something I hope you guys can help me with since you all were a big help about bonding the copper pipes (with there being plastic inserted in...
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    Again, thanks for the reply. The scenario the...

    Again, thanks for the reply. The scenario the electrician gave me was in answer to my question of: "how do my copper pipes become energized". That's when he talked about the stove. And yes, this...
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    I want to again thank everyone for their...

    I want to again thank everyone for their responses. On a side note, the electrician said the pipes need to be grounded because of this scenario: what if I was cooking, touched the stove and my...
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    I appreciate everyone's responses. Just so I...

    I appreciate everyone's responses. Just so I understand the reasons why some recommend bonding the pipes: it's because a stray wire may come in contact with the pipe. Does it have anything to do...
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    I appreciate the responses I've gotten. Again,...

    I appreciate the responses I've gotten. Again, I'm trying to learn so that I understand what this electrician is saying. According to him, my pipes need to be bonded AND grounded (for $200)..
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    bonding/grounding copper pipes

    I kow this has been discussed before, but as a female who is trying to understand this (and not get ripped off by an electrician), could this be explained to me and what, if anything, I need to do...
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    grounding i beams on doublewide

    Do the i beams on our vinyl sided doublewide need to be grounded? I have read conflicting opinions on the internet on this subject. One opinion was that since they are bolted to the wooden floor...
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    copper pipes grounded ?

    About 5 years ago we had the plastic grey pipes in our manufactured home replaced with copper pipes. The pipe to the house is plastic. It stayed. I ran across something the other day that said the...
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