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    Default T&P Valve failure???

    I shut my water heater down for two weeks while on vacation. I turned the heater back on this afternoon and after running for about an hour the T&P valve opened up discharging water over the basement floor. Is this a common failure mode for this type of valve after the heater has been allowed to cool down? I've replaced the valve and am watching closely as it heats up again.


    T&P Valve looking at two sides.
    Last edited by Terry; 08-18-2009 at 11:05 AM.

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