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Old 06-06-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default Another water heater question....

I just posted a question about inconsistent hot water problems. I would like to add that I did not release the pressure relief valve on the heater prior to hooking up to campground water. Would that have an impact on water heater performance?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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Nope... It isn't necessary to use the pressure relief valve to bleed the tank (that's why it isn't called an air bleeding valve ). You should, however, open a hot water faucet to bleed the air out...the hot water outlet pipe on the water heater is at the same level as the pressure relief valve. Just open a hot water faucet until the water comes out in steady stream without the hissing and burping of air, that will purge the air from the tank.

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