Connecting the pressure relief valve (PRV)
A listed pressure relief valve supplied with the heater
must be installed at the time of installation. No valve is
to be placed between the PRV and the heater. No
reducing coupling or other restriction may be installed
in the discharge line. The discharge line must be a
minimum of 4" above a drain and installed such that it
allows complete drainage of both the PRV and the line.
The discharge line must be placed where it will not
cause any damage.
The location of the PRV must be readily accessible for
servicing or replacement, and be mounted as close to
the water heater as possible. See Fig. 29. To install the
PRV, a suitable fitting connected to an extension on a
"T" fitting can be sweated to the hot water line.
Support all piping.
Fig. 29 Plumbing Connections (with shutoff valves)
and Pressure Relief Valve
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3.11 Recirculation application
The following drawing is provided to outline one
possible recirculation design using the water heater in
conjunction with an Ariston mini tank water heater.
Recirculation directly through the tankless water heater
not allowed. This schematic is for illustration only and
must not be used for actual installation without
appropriate engineering and technical advice from a
properly licensed professional in the locality where the
installation is made.
Fig. 30 Recirculation application
Full port isolation valve
The use of a small electric mini-tank water heater (4-6
gallon size) should be used for this application and
designed so the pump will circulate the water through
the mini-tank and the building's hot water return loop
only. Timed or thermostatically controlled operation of
the pump is commonly done. Contact Bosch Water
Heating if further information is needed.