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Relief valve constantly releasing water.

I replaced the relief valve but the hot water heater still releases water via the relief valve. Any suggestions or causes that can narrow my problem so I can resolve it. It has been leaking for a week already and still leaks to date.

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Lower your thermostats a bit. If your temperature is set to the hottest setting, then chances are no relief valve will do

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