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    Default Historic relief valve

    This is a water heater in a 1920 house.....1988 water heater. I said that the relief valve piping had been reduced from 3/4" to 1/2" and needed to be repaired so it was 3/4" all the way to the crawl space. The seller said that the house was "historic" and repairing the water heater would destroy a portion of history. The buyer gave up and let it slide just so the house would close. I made her promise she would get it repaired ASAP. I just thought I would post a picture of history for you guys!

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    Here's the pic. Next time, just hit the edit tab, bottom right of your post.

    The only historic thing I see here is historic stupidity. Then again, they got off without fixing it.

    Why do people insist on running the relief valve out of the living space, anyway? 6" from the floor is all you need. No water comes out unless there's a fault in the system.

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    Default Re: Historic relief valve

    I tried to edit but in edit mode you can not add a picture it seems. Thanks for the assistance!


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    To add a picture, click on the edit button which opens a minimal editting window.

    At the bottom of that window, there is a button labeled "Go Advanced". Click it. In that editting window, you can add a photo or icon or whatever.

    History heck. I see reduced piping in new homes too!

    I doubt that changing out that pipe would affect the historic value of the home. Sounds like a seller blowing smoke. Did the buyer check with the historic commission themselves. I mean, what the heck, the water heater is already updated at least once, 1988. What is the buyer going to do when that 22 year old water heater fails. Leave it to avoid changing history? I doubt it.


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    Wow, my history knowledge is worse than I realized. Didn't know they were using copper pipe in 1920

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    Default Re: Historic relief valve

    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    To add a picture, click on the edit button which opens a minimal editting window.

    At the bottom of that window, there is a button labeled "Go Advanced". Click it. In that editting window, you can add a photo or icon or whatever.

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    Thanks for the lesson...I did not know that!


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