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water heater releif pipe? 10 years 1 month ago #20455

Hello, everone.
Attached picture is water heater that I recently inspected.
The water heater releif pipe is terminated to under crawl space.
Do I have to need somthing comment for that?
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Re: water heater releif pipe? 10 years 1 month ago #20469

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Kyu, in the few crawlspaces that I see, this has been a common set up. I wouldn't make a huge deal of it, as it is not a continuos drain. They will have the issue of not knowing if the valve becomes corroded and starts to push open , however. In this case, moisture will be distributed into the crawlspace. They will have to monitor this closely. It is a pain in the butt, but not much will be done to correct it. Just make them aware, that they need to monitor it, and your job is complete.

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Re: water heater releif pipe? 10 years 1 month ago #20478

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Hello, everone.
Attached picture is water heater that I recently inspected.
The water heater releif pipe is terminated to under crawl space.
Do I have to need somthing comment for that?

The Temperature Pressure Relief drain should terminate above the floor, not in the crawl space
This link, may help you out, www.factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/PressureRelief.htm

Good luck
Tim
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Re: water heater releif pipe? 10 years 1 month ago #20552

Nice picture Tim. Terminating it above and then having it drain looks like a much better solution as you can see when it's discharging.

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Nice picture Tim. Terminating it above and then having it drain looks like a much better solution as you can see when it's discharging.


In this set up the drain terminates in the garage, so that if there is a problem, the HO knows very soon

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Re: water heater releif pipe? 10 years 1 month ago #20584

Thanks for all of your opinions.
I understand that the situation should be noted whatever depending on inspector's experience.
Your opinions are very helpfull for me.

Thanks again..

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