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    DIY Junior Member serpentnoir's Avatar
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    Default draining pressure relief valve

    I just installed a new well tank and decided to install a pressure relief valve. The old tank/Tee did not have one. From reading some posts here I noticed that people have ended up with flooded basements when excessive pressure opens the valve. I want to plumb a drain to outside using pvc in the event that the relief valve would open. Thus preventing a big mess in the basement.

    Is this acceptable or common practice?
    Last edited by serpentnoir; 04-05-2013 at 10:22 AM.

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    Very much acceptable and is the best thing to do. A lot of people don't, then wish they had.

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