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    Default discolored cpvc on water heater

    Anyone ever see cpvc stain like this, and why?

    This is from the TPR valve on a gas water heater.

    And yes, it had other issues like being too close to the washing machine, cpcv on the supplies too close to vent pipe, vent pipe too close to ceiling combustibles, no seismic straps, and no drip pan to name a few.

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    Default Re: discolored cpvc on water heater

    I've got one better than that from my inspection today...

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    Default Re: discolored cpvc on water heater

    Wes,

    I'm guessing that's from 'mist' from the clothes washer right next to it.

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    Default Re: discolored cpvc on water heater

    Nicotine!!


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    Default Re: discolored cpvc on water heater

    Jerry,
    Will soap stain CPVC?
    Or it might be bleach.
    I hadn't thought of that.


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    I'm going with Nicotine. Have seen that in homes with smokers.

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    I'm going with either a combination of cleaning products from the washing machine falling out on the pipe, or someone did the good old Rit tie-dye powder trick in the machine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Stanley View Post
    Nicotine!!
    Oh yeah, Mr. Goody-two-shoes. Like you never used your water heater for a bong.
    Wes, did it rub off?

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    What's a bong?????


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    It did not rub off and was only on the one pipe.


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    You must have had a party to need a WH for a bong....interetesting idea though!


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