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The valve on top of the water heater
Excuse me. The side.
Well, that didn't get me very far. This was a brand new installed water heater and my old one never did this.
It was a 50 gallon tank where this one is 40. Should I call a plumber?
So, now what?
I do not see any gauges on the heater. There is a knob for adjusting water temperature & it is low. This can be fixed & should not cost $600?
What is a reasonable labor charge?
I took out the pressure relief valve & installed one with 150 PSI. Now, it leaks (or overflows) only when I use hot water. I just tried turning down the heat adjuster to normal. Pressure from city is 100PSI and I have a pressure relief valve that is 150 PSI. This is a gas tank. Should it leak.
I checked the water pressure by putting a gauge on the hose spigot where water comes into house.
I turned the adjustment to normal last night & showered and nary a drop. Might that be the answer?
Well, it leaked last night, just about twenty drops and this am when I shaved it is still leaking & I do not have "hot" water to shave with.