(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Hot water heater relief valve too short, can I use a coupler?

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member plaidacid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    1

    Default Hot water heater relief valve too short, can I use a coupler?

    Can I just extend the existing pipe for my hot water heater relief valve to extend it to be within 6in of floor?

    Would adding the additional pipe and coupler still meet code, or do I have to replace the entire vertical pipe? The valve starts at the top of the heater and has one 90 degree elbow with 2 or so feet of pipe directed at the floor, it needs to be 20 inches longer.

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,201
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    A coupling would be fine to extend the relief line.

Similar Threads

  1. Leaking Water Heater From Relief Valve
    By jjrr007 in forum Water Heater Forum, Tanks
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-13-2012, 12:13 AM
  2. Water Heater Relief Valve
    By TUL in forum Water Heater Forum, Tanks
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-25-2009, 02:18 PM
  3. Gas Hot Water Heater Tank and Pressure Relief Valve
    By skadoo323 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-13-2009, 04:52 AM
  4. Water heater relief valve leaking...a lot.
    By Kitch in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-24-2006, 12:43 PM
  5. Hot Water Heater-Leaking from Relief Valve
    By flyjoe27 in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-03-2005, 07:20 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •