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How do you replace the pressure relief valve on a rheem 22v50f1

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: how to replace a faulty pressure relief valve on

Open following link to see step-by-step.
BE CAREFUL, tank must be turned OFF and water COOL before removing TP valve.

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-TP-valve.html

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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