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Old 08-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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Pressure Relief Valve ??

I am having problems with understanding the Pressure relief valve.

The PO capped one side.

Does the top of the valve blow?

With the water regulator being set at 45# and the pressure relief valve at 60#, I would think that there are other connections that would blow before the 60# relief valve.

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Old 08-18-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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That valve has probably been capped because it failed, and started leaking.
There is a second failurepoint at the top of the valve as well. Ours failed there this Spring.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:10 AM   #3
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Your Airstream has an interesting collection of plumbing - all the major food groups appear to be covered.

My Overlander's original OPR valve did not leak UNTIL I tested its cracking pressure during the refurb. After that, it was replaced because it wanted to dribble.

I have noticed the new valve dribbles whenever the water heater is running. I do not consider that a problem because a tube connected to the device directs the water to the ground.

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