Hot water heater bad valve? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 06-11-2007
bestfriend's Avatar
Hitchin' a ride
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough
Hot water heater bad valve?

Just a guess here that the valve is bad. When I have the hot water heater on, I get water out the drain hose on the temperature pressure valve, within about 10 minutes and the water is not very hot. I am also guessing that the temp for that valve to open is a set degree and not adjustable. So, that would mean that the valve is bad and needs to be replaced? I would think that this is an emergency valve and should not be flowing on a regular basis.
__________________
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-11-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Sounds like a good diagnosis... the pressure relief valve is usually set to open at a specific pressure, not temperature IIRC. It should not be leaking in general usage though.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-11-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 238
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
mike dryver is on a distinguished road
don't even bother trying to get it to seat again i did this last yr ( i work with this stuff on a regular basis) thought i had it solved and seven hours later my high bilge alarm went off. thought a sea-**** had let go, but when i lifted a floor board and felt the water it was still warm. 85 gls worth all gone down the drain?!!!! the valves are about 15 bucks
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-11-2007
bestfriend's Avatar
Hitchin' a ride
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough
Thanks guys, I will begin the hunt for the valve.
__________________
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-22-2007
bestfriend's Avatar
Hitchin' a ride
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough
Picked up a valve at the local Chandlery for 18 bucks, problem solved.
__________________
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot Water Heater Replacement sailthechesapke Gear & Maintenance 2 04-09-2013 11:46 AM
Connecting raw water cooling to water heater Northeaster Gear & Maintenance 18 04-28-2007 06:11 PM
Tankless propane hot water tijel Gear & Maintenance 5 05-24-2006 07:44 PM
Bulkhead mounted cabin heater. How hot? duffer1960 Gear & Maintenance 3 07-27-2003 07:32 AM
On demand water heater seadana Gear & Maintenance 2 02-05-2002 06:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:52 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012