T&P valve burping

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Old 12-07-05, 01:10 PM
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T&P valve burping

My T&P relief valve burps water every time a valve for the dishwasher,shower,or washing machine is run. doesn't do it when house faucets are opened and closed normally. There is also a rattling noise accompanied with this event
Not a bang,but a rattling and the T&P relieves itself and seals itself.
Do i need to just replace the T&P?...

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Old 12-07-05, 01:50 PM
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High water pressure and water hammer from rapidly closing valves on appliances may cause the T&P may drip a little water. It is possible your T&P may be a little weak. Replacement may or may not solve your problem. If it doesn't, a pressure regulator probably would.
 
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Old 12-07-05, 02:20 PM
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Thanks Jim. I guess the first thing to do is to change the T&P valve
 
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Old 12-12-05, 09:48 AM
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My small water heater in my shop did that for the last year. A few months ago I shut off the heater, when I turned it back on the valve would not seal when the water got hot inside the tank. I replaced the valve last week and everything is working fine now.

The new valve was about $6 at OSH


Funny thing is I shut off the heater because I didn't need it and wanted to save some $$s. Wonder if I saved $5?



Did your new valve fix your problem?
 
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Old 12-12-05, 01:24 PM
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Yes it did. Nice to have a easy fix sometimes.
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