Question about Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER HEATER 6YR 22V40SF
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rheemglas Fury DV leaking?
I don't know if you have resolved your issue by changing the T&P relief valve. However, if you have replaced it and it appears to have resolved the problem ... it will most likely be only a temporary resolve. And what has happened, it that the water that was being relieved via the T&P valve is now unknowingly leaking / being relieved by a toilet or some other means.
The reason of the leak in the first place is that the most likely the water purveyor has recently installed a DCV (dual check valve) at or within the water meter location. Not knowing where you live, but we are in NC and these DVC's are being installed all over the country.
Basically, your home's plumbing system used to be an "open system" and not it is a "closed system". In earlier times, when the water heater cycled it heated the water, which cause the volume to thermally expand ... and the water was pushed backwards through the meter and it did not allow the water pressures to build. However, with the DCV installed ... now when the water heater cycles and expands water, with no place for the excess water volume to migrate, it now causes a hydraulic effect within the closed system ... which causes the water pressure to become elevated, ultiamtely being relieved at the T&P ...
Here are a couple of links from Watts ....that will help.
Locally, we have been on the Cross Connection / Dual Check Valve crusade since early in 1991. We concur that the check valves warrant installation. However the Buidling / Plumbing Codes are not up to speed with truly what is going and how much damage to personal property is occurring with failed water lines ... both inside the home and outside.
Best, Gary H.
Hestand Associates / firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
SOURCE: I have an old rheemglas
my top element to the hot water heater is working but my bottom element isnt there both brand new elements and im just not getting power to the bottom element but i have power to the top element is it possible that the top heats first and the bottom heats later running out of options!!!
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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You have 2 thermostats inside of those covers, little things with a dial on them, turn them with a small screwdriver, Don't go too hot or you will be scalding everybody. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
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