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Avatar photoHarold Kestenholz

    The inspector tested your relief valve to see if it was so clogged that it would not open if you had an unsafe high pressure or temperature. After not doing this regularly after so many years, dirt built up inside and is probably lodged under the valve seat permitting water to flow.

    Replacing the safety relief valve with the same pressure and temperature that is on the valve tag is long overdue. It is not difficult to change the valve, it is the knowledge needed to do it safely and properly that the plumber is licensed to perform.

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