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I need to replace the pressure relief valve on my intertherm water heater model number HSE 30F-240S. are most universal? other than the size i.e.: 3/4, or 1/2, etc...

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Yes they are a universal part, any good hardware store will have them, just bring the old one with you.

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Consider calling the plumber. It is not very expensive part and the plumber can change it quickly.

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