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montag 04-23-2013 08:06 AM

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Thanks Neal. Will change both the reducing and TPR valve.

Just for reference, I've attached an image of the existing reducing valve. Will try and get one of similar dimensions.

CallMeVilla 04-23-2013 05:41 PM

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Most recent replacement was with a Rheem. They wanted a 60 gallon version for the large family in their summer house. It has a "vacation" setting, so its energy use in minimized while they are gone. I receooended turning it off ... but they were fearful about re-lighting every trip.

You also have to know that tank manufacturers have their metallurgy down to a real science. For a 5-Year tank under normal usage it will die in 5 years +/- one month. Not kidding. I got home after replacing a 5-Year tank one day and my neighbor was hauling a new tank out of his truck. "Yeah, mine died within two months of the five year warranty." he said.

Be aware!

CallMeVilla 04-23-2013 11:25 PM

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Go to Home Depot. Energy Star tanks, variety of sizes and warranties. All necessary fittings to do the installation. Also, remember to get extra copper pipe for the PRV. Do it before your entire tank fails ...

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