Is Your Home A Ticking Time Bomb Hot Water Tank Hacks

Dated: October 13 2020

Views: 48



Danger, Will Robinson! This little guy (aka T&P relief valve) is the only thing that prevents your hot water tank from becoming a bomb, quite literally. It is important to check this valve annually to ensure it is operational and not clogged with sediment.

**$10 Fix** The discharge line is a very commonly missed household safety measure and typically called out during a home inspection. To correct this, all you need is a little PVC a few couplings, some basic tools, and a bit of patience.

  1. Gather materials; small bucket, plastic gloves, pipe cutter, plumbers wrench, 3/4" PVC, a male threaded coupler, and depending on the design of your tank a 90-degree elbow, PVC primer/glue, and plumbers tape.

  2. Apply a couple of layers of tape on male threads of the coupler and screw onto the T&P valve with the pipe wrench.

  3. Cut lengths of PVC allow the longest piece to reach near the bottom third of the tank but leave at least 6" from the base of the tank.

  4. Prime all pipe ends and internals of couplers.

  5. Apply PVC glue and Install the short end of the pipe into the coupler. Repeat for the elbow and long length of pipe.

  6. Place bucket under pipe and test. You did it!

If you have concerns about your plumbing please consult with your local professional.


Image title
Image title
Image title
Image title
Image title
Image title
Image title
Image title
Image title
Blog author image

Matt Side

As an Owner/Sales Manager for Realty One Group Eclipse, I am committed to my brokers. If they have the desire and the commitment to learn, I have the passion and the expertise to work with them to giv....

Latest Blog Posts

REO Broker Jessica Side Specializing In Foreclosure Sales

As many of you know may or may not know, we are the regional expert in REO sales for the Spokane and surrounding market. We have over a decade of experience dealing with distressed sales, short,

Read More

Is Your Home A Ticking Time Bomb Hot Water Tank Hacks

Danger, Will Robinson! This little guy (aka T&P relief valve) is the only thing that prevents your hot water tank from becoming a bomb, quite literally. It is important to check this valve annually

Read More

Hawk Creek Resort Build Ready Land 34300 Ptarmigan Ln N Davenport WA 99122

This 8+ acre property is nestled just 20min outside of the city in Hawk Creek, a stellar gated community including access to a cozy clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pool/spa. Property has

Read More

Spacious Valley Home In Ponderosa 4217 S Pondra Dr Spokane Valley WA 99206

This spacious Ponderosa home is the dream! Beautiful home AND a massive 40X46 SHOP! Chefs kitchen with custom Wood Panel Sub Zero fridge-5 burner gas stove-new LG Smart Oven- large pantry & cherry

Read More