Question about RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
Water heater explosions are extremely rare.
I do water heater research including insurance data on water heaters >>> the insurance industry has no reports that I've ever seen of exploded water heaters.
The water heater manufacturers experimented on prior generations, so now our water heaters are safe.
You can turn the water heater off when it is not being used.
You can also set the temperature to a modest 120 degrees and then the water never gets hot enough to cause any problem with the TP valve (drain pipe) or any problem burning you when you use hot water.
If you have a gas water heater, the TP valve will start dribbling water if there is ever a overheating event. So you will see it starting to get bad and then you can report the problem to your landlord
If you have a electric water heater, electric water heater has 3 safety features.
1) The circuit breaker
2) An energy cut-off red reset button located behind the top panel.
3) The TP valve
Here's another solution. Put a metal paint can or metal pot under the TP valve pipe where it comes down to the floor. Do not cap off this pipe.
My last solution is one my friend took when draining his water heater in a rented trailer. He drilled a hole in the floor. Your TP valve should exit the trailer. His solution might not be right for you. But take some photos of the problem and keep them in store in case the landlord refuses to refund the deposit.
Rest well. Every trailer, and every home has a water heater. I worked in the trades for 30 years. I never saw or read of one exploded water heater except the mythbusters video on U-tube (which is entertaining and shows how far a water heater has to be pushed before there is a problem).
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
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