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TOO good not to share..

bboepple
bboepple Member Posts: 4
edited October 2018 in Domestic Hot Water
A gentleman called the store today needing a new T&P valve to replace the one on a TOYO oil fired WH that was leaking. When I asked for more info he said he would send a photo of the old one, which a "professional" plumber had installed a couple of years ago. This is in a northern Alaskan village. I COULDN'T believe what I saw !!

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 10,363
    @Steamhead,
    What's your favorite saying??

    Apparently the "professional" plumber needs to go back to plumbing school. He also can't read.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,980
    Perhaps he read that the stem needs to be in a vertical position, which it is now.

    Hard to imagine that it is leaking with the pressure holding the disk down to the seat.
    JohnNY
  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
    What the farfignugal , huh, waa, how is that even possible?? Oh my goodness.
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,294
    Hello, It's a god thing it leaked! Otherwise... Hope it's OK to save a copy of the picture? it's just too good to forget.

    Yours, Larry
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,324
    Ridiculous! It even has 'Inlet' stamped on it.
    steve
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,518
    He says a "Pro" installed it but you can't take everyone at their word. A Pro would know better (I think) and being in an Alaskan village, I wouldn't be surprised if he couldn't get someone out there quickly and with the right part????
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,597
    :o
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,244
    Typical "bush" job. There are some very "interesting" plumbing and heating systems in some of these villages. Most of the time it involves making do with what is available, but at least it is usually put in properly.
    I just finished up a job for a customer who spent three years solid working on these bush jobs, and he would tell me stories of the things you had to do to keep things going. Interesting work for sure.
    If that picture didn't show a dangerous situation, it would be very funny though.
    Rick
  • Pumpguy
    Pumpguy Member Posts: 504
    edited October 2018
    Professional only means he got paid to install the valve.

    Professional has nothing to do with qualifications, knowledge or ability.
    Dennis Pataki. Former Service Manager and Heating Pump Product Manager for Nash Engineering Company. Phone: 1-888 853 9963
    Website: www.nashjenningspumps.com

    The first step in solving any problem is TO IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM.
  • Jack Getkin
    Jack Getkin Member Posts: 10
    Had the very same observation a few years ago with a pressure relief valve on a hot water space heating boiler that had been installed by a very reputable mechanical contractor. I turned the boiler off in the dead of winter and called the contractor telling him he needed to get someone there immediately to install the relief valve correctly. The boiler was a "time bomb" waiting to detonate!
  • Jackmartin
    Jackmartin Member Posts: 181
    Look on YouTube for the video of the professional boiler installer in Alaska. He does just about everything Dan tells us not to do and he is so proud of his work! I quess there is not alot of competition in Alaska. All the best Jack
  • Leonard
    Leonard Member Posts: 903
    edited October 2018
    Old one was leaking and he didn't have a pipe cap. Had to make due with what he had........
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,863

    @Steamhead,
    What's your favorite saying??

    All together now.................

    YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    1Matthias
  • 1Matthias
    1Matthias Member Posts: 148
    Steamhead said:

    @Steamhead,
    What's your favorite saying??

    All together now.................

    YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But stupid will often fix itself given enough time...
  • Koan
    Koan Member Posts: 436
    nice to know it will open if the outside temp or pressure get too high