Know anything about water heater expansion tank code? For people without knowledge on water heaters, they might not know about the codes. Some even lacked the knowledge of what a water heater expansion tank is, and it is my goal today to tell you all about the two things I am going to talk about today.
Now before we go in deeper though, I would like to tell you about all the things needed in a water heater so that water heater can operate efficiently and without any hicks.
What you need to operate a water heater is competence. This is like one of that thing you need to do everything correctly. Without the correct competence, you would not be able to operate water heater and you would not be able to bathe yourself in that nice warm water you always dreamed of when you first bought the water heater.
After you have that competence, come the second thing to have: the basic knowledge of water heaters and its parts. Many water heaters come in parts and you would have to assemble it first. When you are done, there are also times where you need to know how each parts in a water heater work. This article will tell you one of the most important thing in a water heater: its expansion tank.
So what is an expansion tank?
Expansion tank is like a tank that water heater often have so that the pressure inside the main tank would not make the main tank go boom. Seriously, without an expansion tank there is a chance that your main tank will explode.
Why will the main tank explode? Simply because of physics. In physics, if you heat something, the pressure would go up. If you heat a water, the pressure inside the tank would go up and without any room, the main tank would be overloaded with pressure and it will explode.
Expansion tank works like an additional empty place for the pressure to go. As the temperature rise, the pressure will spike and that pressure spike will go to the expansion tank.
Too hard for you to swallow? Let me tell you an analogy that is pretty relevant with what I am talking about. An expansion tank is like that oversized clothes you have. When you first bought it, the thing is too big for you. After a few years, you started to grow in size and the clothes fits perfectly.