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  • ectofix

    May 2, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Just like your home’s water heater having a T&P relief valve mounted directly to the water tank, the safety relief valve on a steam kettle should be mounted directly to the kettle’s jacket…just like it was when it left the factory.


    In my picture, all that extra plumbing…and ESPECIALLY that globe valve…shouldn’t have been there.


    The PRV I mentioned just reduces steam supply pressure to what I set it.  I have it set to around 35 psi, which provides a surface temperature inside the kettle at around 275-280°F.