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Old 12-28-2010, 02:54 AM   #21
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local code for us is within 6 inches of the floor for pop off discharge with a 3/4 line...we usually use copper so there is no danger of cracking

if a floor drain is present near by and it wouldnt cause tripping hazards we would route the discharge in that direction maintaining a air gap with a union somewhere on there for reuse
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:37 PM   #22
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I would suggest moving the water heater to another location. Possibly outside or to a garage. Also there is the option to go with a tankless unit.
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I would suggest moving the water heater to another location. Possibly outside or to a garage. Also there is the option to go with a tankless unit.
An outdoor water heater would go over like a fart in a spacesuit here.
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You can also use pex or CPVC for the T&P relief line, as they're rated for the temperature. I take it your basement has no floor drain?
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mics_54, citing a trusted source, listed CPVC in accepted materials. If you aren't experienced w/ soldering copper pipe, CPVC is another very widely excepted material for the t/p line (3/4"). It is very simple to work with, relatively cheap, and can be installed in this application w/ no more than a small, fine toothed hand saw, tape measure, a piece of sandpaper, a bit of pipe dope at the threaded valve connection, and a small can of multi-purpose or CPVC glue. Much easier than copper for the DIY homeowner.
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Does it really cost around $1500 to replace a hot water heater like this site mentions? Is it fairly easy to do it yourself since the tank is only around $500?
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Does it really cost around $1500 to replace a hot water heater like this site mentions? Is it fairly easy to do it yourself since the tank is only around $500?
hey, it's a painter asking plumbing questions. Cue Caslon.
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Does it really cost around $1500 to replace a hot water heater like this site mentions? Is it fairly easy to do it yourself since the tank is only around $500?
Yeah, it could easily cost $1500 to replace one. Is it easy to do yourself? Sure, if you know what you are doing, a lot of things are easy.

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