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Water pressure valve

Hello all,

I live around Geneva, and we have the following issue:
The pressure release valve ( I assume) shown in the picture is letting some water out, which is supposed to be normal. However lately it has been too much, and combined with the fact that the pipe it goes to occasionally shuts off, it means that we are semi-flooded every other day.

Does anyone have a valve like this?

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Re: Water pressure valve

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Re: Water pressure valve

Yes it's a heating pressure relief valve - when the water heats up it expands, and obviously you can't let it go back up into the mains supply, so it leaks out here.

At this time of year it shouldn't be leaking anything if the heating is off!

And the drain pipe definitely shouldn't be blocked.
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Re: Water pressure valve

Here is one with approval from the Société Suisse de l’Industrie du Gaz et des Eaux:
http://www.robinex.ch/saas/web/robin...E6BDA5A98396A4


Edit: Opps sory, wrong kinde of valve. OP is looking for an security over pressure valve. Not an pressure adjusting valve.

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Re: Water pressure valve

Thanks for the response newtoswitz.

The heating maybe is off this time of year, but how about hot water for shower and washing machine and dishwasher? I am a rookie in house plumbing so...

Anyway, it leaks considerably. Any suggestion?
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Re: Water pressure valve

Or ask your local plumber : http://tel.local.ch/de/q?what=Sanit%...=Genf&rid=se-i
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Here is one with approval from the Société Suisse de l’Industrie du Gaz et des Eaux:

http://www.robinex.ch/saas/web/robin...E6BDA5A98396A4
thanks. What should I do with it? Order it and change it ?
This means that you think the problem is the valve.?
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Re: Water pressure valve

Here a better option:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Membran-Siche...item6fce1d3f73

It is not the exact one you have.

Here the producers website: http://www.wattsindustries.com/index.aspx
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thanks. What should I do with it? Order it and change it ?
This means that you think the problem is the valve.?
I am not a plumber.
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I am not a plumber.
Of course. I am just looking for opinions or past experiences here.
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Re: Water pressure valve

From the ebay page:
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Die Funktion des Sicherheitsventils muß einmal jährlich von einem Fachmann überprüft werden: durch Anlüften der Drehkappe wird ein manuelles Ablassen bewirkt, dass den Ventilsitz reinigt.
The function of the valve has to be tested once every year. Lifting/Turning (?) the cap will manually release the valve and clean it.

Be caution as we may be talking about hot water (> 60°C) which causes third degree burns in seconds!

As you say that your water supply gets shut of so often (construction work?) dirt may have clogged the valve and prevent its function.

Or the pressure in your system is to high. Which means the safety valve is working as intended. There should be an entry valve (like the one in the my first link which initially lowers the pressure in the system. May be that one is faulty or set to a too high pressure.
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Thanks for the response newtoswitz.

The heating maybe is off this time of year, but how about hot water for shower and washing machine and dishwasher? I am a rookie in house plumbing so...

Anyway, it leaks considerably. Any suggestion?
I'm not a professional, but my understanding is that the hot water ones aren't expected to regularly leak as that system works at high pressure (they have a sealed expansion tank to allow for this), but if the tank is used up completely that may be too much for the expansion to cope with.

So if you use up all the hot water and it's then reheated this may be normal.

If it's leaking continuously it's just broken and needs to be replaced.
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