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Date: 06/27/08 12:31 PM

31 Responses to Exploding Water Heater

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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 11:33 am
    Link: Exploding Water Heater - What happens if a water heater gets a little too much pressure?
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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
    602 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    Mythbusters ftw!
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    lava_tomato Female 13-17
    168 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    now I`m afraid because I have one of those huge things in my basement.
  4. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
    602 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    It`s only when there`s too much pressure, so no need to worry.
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    jenneh Female 13-17
    460 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    Ahah. KABOOM!
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    MarthFador Female 18-29
    1004 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    Yay Mythbusters!
    And unless your waterheater is completely screwed up to begin with, I`d say not to worry about this...
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    you think having one in your basement is bad? i can literally put my hand out of my window and touch my waterheater...

    and here i was thinking the wall and the window would protect me.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    I used to do plumbing this wont happen there`s a valve on there that will open up if there`s too much pressure in there so if it was installed right this can`t happen.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    I dont even have a water heater...
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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    This is going to destroy the model rocket industry.
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    that`s not just a LITTLE too much. but WAY too much. what is the point of this? what a waste of water heaters.
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    J4Y Male 13-17
    382 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    I`ve had my dose of explosions for the day.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3369 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    Mythbusters!

    MADE OF PURE WIN!!!!!!

    Seriously...this is one of the best "we have no real catagory" shows ever!

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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    I have that size. I think it`s a wee bit pointless, considering I live in a townhouse.
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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    cmanatlan, I love your avatar.
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    Mythbusters ftw!

    Wow never heard the American voice over before...

    ...but that was totally awesome!!

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    ska_love Female 13-17
    20 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    dudee. i live in the basement, and so my closet has a water heater..

    :/

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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    dont worry nothing would happen unless you capped off the emergency valve thingy
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    american voice over?
    ive never heard a non-american one. so theres a british mythbusters? does it still have adam and jamey or are the dudes with british accents?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    It`s called a Pressure relife valve they tested this rumor to see if it was possible because it actually happen a long time ago before they put these valves onto them. They kinda shot through a bunch of peoples roofs.
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    lolphotoshop Male 13-17
    392 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    I met Adam Savage, Asked him to marry me and he touched my balls.
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    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    once i read the title, i knew it was going to be mythbusters.
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    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    Yeah, unless you purposely want this to happen and take off the safeguard valve, it won`t. This is nifty, though.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3369 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 4:13 pm
    CaptainPat
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    2144 Posts Friday, June 27, 2008 1:39:10 PM
    american voice over?
    ive never heard a non-american one. so theres a british mythbusters? does it still have adam and jamey or are the dudes with british accents?
    -----------------------------------------------

    The voice over is British over here. Dont know why but everything else is the same!

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    rbries Male 18-29
    17 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    they must have edited out the twenty commercial breaks.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    Old, but still win.

    I love Mythbusters...

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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    That was so totally awesome!
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    "What happens if a water heater gets a little too much pressure?"
    Xbox 360
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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1063 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    Mythbusters are the bomb!
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    Next, an overpressured deep fat fryer please!
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    CoffeeTalk Male 40-49
    193 posts
    June 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    This actually happened to the house that I now live in but to the former owner.
    The water heater exploded through the sub floor, through the ceiling, through the roof and landing in the back yard. I hear the story from a member of the fire dept. and a neighbor. The house caught fire because along the way, it ripped out some wiring and it shorted out and caught the place on fire. The occupant`s body was found under some walls that had collapsed. Anyway, we bought the house after it was totally remodelled.
    Just thought I`d pass it along that this COULD happen. You need to make sure all the safety valves are properly installed.

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