We have a Force 10 water heater
. It discharges some water
out the pressure relief valve, a couple ounces a day. I don't think it should be doing this.
The original valve was rated at 125psi. The surveyor
said the valve should be 150% of system water pressure (40 psi), and recommended replacing it with a 75 psi valve, which we did. This was over a year ago, I finally got around to diagnosing where water was getting in the the bilge
and our pressure pump
was cycling more than it should be. I did replace the valve with a new one, same issue.
The sticker on the heater
says max pressure is 150psi. There is no mention of what the valve should be in the owner's manual.
I appeal to your collective wisdom and experience. Should I install a 125psi valve, just live with the problem, or is there something else I should do?
s/v Spartan, 1983 Freedom 39 DS