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Anode and T & P

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Larry (from OSHA)
Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 717
edited February 2023 in THE MAIN WALL
This question is for both homeowners and professionals.

Just curious here but do you ever (or almost ever) replace anodes and t & p's?

I think my tank was new in 2006 or so and this is the first time replacing the t&p. The anode gets replaced every few years because they are very inexpensive.

If you are a professional, do you recommend either of these as cheap insurance?

I obviously have too much time on my hands.

Still retired, Larry


Mad Dog_2EdTheHeaterMan

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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,944
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    I'd put in a powered anode if I still had a steel tank.
    SuperTech
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,387
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    Hi,
    OF COURSE I suggest doing these things! :p Doing so can give you a fifty year heater that's safe. I check T&Ps first and if they don't behave, replace them. About 25% fail the test.

    Yours, another Larry
    Mad Dog_2mattmia2EdTheHeaterMan
  • guzzinerd
    guzzinerd Member Posts: 244
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    What are t & p's?
    Bryant 245-8 2-pipe steam in a 1930s 6-unit 1-story apt building in the NM mountains.  26 radiators heating up 3800sqf.
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
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    Temperature 🌡 and Pressure relief valves on water heaters. Mad Dog
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
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    I always suggest it ...no one ever does it...once in a great while...a handy homeowner. I've changed a few over the years, but don't even change my own. T & P valves I test all the time.  I try to change them irrespective, every 5 years .  Mad dog
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
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    I've backed out many T&Ps to find the tapping & inside of valve nearly blocked with Mineral build up..scary! Mad Dog 
    SuperTech
  • guzzinerd
    guzzinerd Member Posts: 244
    edited February 2023
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    @Mad Dog_2 thanks.  We have a 100gal commercial gas water heater and knew to change the anode but not the t&p, guessing it's over-do for testing
    Bryant 245-8 2-pipe steam in a 1930s 6-unit 1-story apt building in the NM mountains.  26 radiators heating up 3800sqf.
    Mad Dog_2
  • Larry (from OSHA)
    Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 717
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    Just a suggestion for guzzinerd - if you plan on testing it, plan on replacing it because it will probably start to keep dripping.......
    Mad Dog_2SuperTechguzzinerdCLamb
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
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    Just like steam trap testing...its great to see em open and close like a little neck clam (2.5 miles from where I sit!), but its more time  sensitive to pull the little cover and put in a Tunstall or B&J replacement Capsule! 
    Mad Dog 
    guzzinerd