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Hose connection to water heater?


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Anybody ever see this type of hose connection as an approved method for connecting water heater to plumbing system.

Next door neighbor was a plumber who could build anything.

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Thanks, Mike. Haven't seen em around here much.

Bill. They are black. Some kinda braided plastic around them. I've seen the stainless steel ones, just hadn't seen these before. No labels.

Brandon: Ain't no "appear" on that one. It just runs uphill to the drain without any support across the back wall. Just thought y'all'd enjoy shaking your head at that one. BUT, it does have only the four elbows manufacturer's want in the drain line.

Erby

Looking for the postive (well, not really)

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It may or my not be code in that area, but in either case it is a good idea to run the pressure release valve (T&P) drain to a location where the homeowner can see if it is leaking.

So by front/back door around here. Or maybe in this case not sealed into the drain, but slightly above the drain with an air gap so you could see if it was dripping?

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You gotta know your local code.

GA uses the IPC, and regularly changes the discharge piping section to read like this:

504.6 Requirements for discharge piping. The relief valve shall discharge full size, separately to a safe place of disposal such as a concrete floor, outside the building, an indirect waste receptor, or other approved location. The discharge shall terminate in a manner that does not cause injury to occupants in the immediate area or structural damage to the building. When the relief valve discharge piping goes upward, a thermal expansion control device shall be installed on the cold water distribution or service pipe in accordance with Section 607.3.2. If the discharge pipe is trapped, provisions shall be made to drain the low point of the trapped portion of the discharge pipe.

(Effective January 1, 2007)

Even with our lax code, that install needs fixin'.

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