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Water Heater Packing Material-Required Component?


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I see these pieces of foam hung on water heater TPRV's all of the time. Do these serve some functional purpose, or were these simply placed on the valves to protect them during shipping?

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Any enlightenment would be appreciated.

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I see these pieces of foam hung on water heater TPRV's all of the time. Do these serve some functional purpose, or were these simply placed on the valves to protect them during shipping?

Something I'

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90.54 KBve always often wondered about and just getting around to asking about.

Any enlightenment would be appreciated.

Thanks

I see it all the time too, and always assumed it was packing material.

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how silly would it be to insulate a calibrated temp and pressure relief valve. 1-800-call your atty.

I don't see how a bit of insulation on the exterior of the valve would affect the temperature at the probe, which of course is immersed within the tank.

I've seen that insulation a handful of times. I had always assumed it was a nervous-Nellie homeowner who did it.

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