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Old 11/14/12, 3:23 PM
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Default Water heater thingamajig

What is this on the cold water inlet? My guess was some kind of vacuum break/anti siphon device, am I right?

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WAG -Quick shut-off valve

No TPR piping?



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PVC potable water piping?



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Default Re: Water heater thingamajig

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WAG -Quick shut-off valve
I'm assuming you mean like a push-type, no? That top part didn't move and/or was part of the fitting.
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No TPR piping?
What's that? The plumber's don't know and neither do I
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PVC potable water piping?
It's Pex. That elbow is a "stackable" push-type fitting...
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Had some time to follow-up/research this morning, tis a vacuum breaker: http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing...s/p-200690.htm
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Some more info http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/plumbin...nk-437949.html

Looks like the installation pic that I posted is wrong. Anybody know of any manufacturer requirements for these (Richmond)?
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Old 11/15/12, 8:41 AM
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You talked to a plumber that didn't know what "TPR" meant in the context of a water heater? I would lose his phone number.

Temperature Pressure Relief. (that other pipe off the side of the thing that goes toward the floor, keeps that tank looking thing from exploding and shooting through the roof of the house)
Intended as sarcasm, Nathan, hence the winking smiley face at the end of the reply (meaning that I hardly ever see proper discharge piping around here).
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