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    Default Re: Plumbing - what would cause an "expansion relief valve" to leak?

    Kwikot will Not ask for proof of purchase,,, there is a lable on the geyser with all the info they need with a code and serial number.
    Here are some examples
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    Default Re: Plumbing - what would cause an "expansion relief valve" to leak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    Kwikot will Not ask for proof of purchase,,, there is a lable on the geyser with all the info they need with a code and serial number.
    Here are some examples
    The other Pic is a multivalve that has a shut off
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    Had the same experience. Phone them with the serial number, they allocate a plumber, and it's replaced within a day or 2. No need for a proof of purchase. I was very impressed.

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    Default Re: Plumbing - what would cause an "expansion relief valve" to leak?

    Hello people,

    so i know this is reviving an old thread - but here goes:

    My geyser, for the last ten years (and two geyser replacements in that time, with all components) the Expansion relief valve would drip a bit, specially after a shower.
    it has always behaved this way - new valves and all.

    Now i had a replacement done the weekend past - i have not seen this valve drip once. Do i need to be worried?
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    Default Re: Plumbing - what would cause an "expansion relief valve" to leak?

    This is the life of geyser valves, just when us plumbers have explained to clients why the valves need to drip after use of hot water due to expansion and we carry on da da da... A valve comes along that does not drip.... A few things could cause this,1) is your water on the new installation as hot as it was previously, not as much expansion...
    2)there is a leak some where so expansion is taken care of at the leak.... 3)the safety valve may be leaking...

    But this is not unusual... If its not broken dont try fix it
    Quote Originally Posted by N0ddy View Post
    Hello people,

    so i know this is reviving an old thread - but here goes:

    My geyser, for the last ten years (and two geyser replacements in that time, with all components) the Expansion relief valve would drip a bit, specially after a shower.
    it has always behaved this way - new valves and all.

    Now i had a replacement done the weekend past - i have not seen this valve drip once. Do i need to be worried?

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