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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Yikes!  That looks pretty bad.  I am guessing that the HW Heater was located in the attic above the garage to have done that much damage to the roof structure?

Aug 15, 2008 03:09 PM #1
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Great picture John. Pressure relief valves are much cheaper than this repair. Always install a new one with the new water heater.

Aug 15, 2008 03:25 PM #2
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Denise Shockey
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty - Cocoa Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate

Wow, that's some serious damage.  How often should they be inspected? 

Aug 15, 2008 03:29 PM #3
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Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Im speachless........

Aug 15, 2008 03:34 PM #4
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Oh my goodness. This is seriously a bad situation. We have seen these sorts of issues before and they are never good.

Aug 15, 2008 06:10 PM #5
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Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Oh My Gosh!  I've heard of this happening before but most people tell me it's very rare.  After seeing this picture, I think I will certainly give it more priority.  I hope no one was injured.

Aug 17, 2008 02:07 AM #6
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John McKenna
InfraredClass.com - Dallas, TX

Have your water heater inspected once a year.  Change out your T&P valve every two years.

See Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGWmONHipVo&feature=related

 

Aug 19, 2008 05:07 PM #7
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Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Thanks for sharing John!

Sep 10, 2008 03:34 AM #8
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Ouch, did it shoot through the roof there? Duh, I guess I can watch the you-tube - never mind - Thanks for sharing. ~Rita

Sep 20, 2008 02:29 PM #9
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Harold Miller
Miller Home Inspection - Camano Island, WA
Certified Professional Home Inspector

John, That is a great example of what can go wrong with a hot water tank. The Mythbusters episode is great too. It really illustrates the danger involved when the equipment is deficient.

Aug 15, 2009 03:30 AM #10
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Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas

That's incredible.  I always tell my customers to make sure they change out their pressure relief valve every other year.  Thanks for the link as well.

Dec 14, 2009 05:07 PM #11
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Brenda Harmon
Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas - College Station, TX

John,

Powerful picture.  Any dangers other than water leaks from tankless water heaters?

 

Feb 04, 2010 12:59 AM #12
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