What is the difference between a sillcock valve a boiler valve and a hose bibb valve?

Answer They are just about the same

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What is the purpose of the hydrostatic valve and how do you release the pressure in it and does this valve need cleaning or other regular maintenance?

Answer A hydrostatic relief valve prevents your swimming pool from wanting to become a 'boat'. If the bottom of the pool is below the level of ground-water, and the pool is emptied, the pool would ... Read More »

My pressure relief valve has been leaking all day, but the furnace has not kicked on. Bad valve, no?

I assume that this is a hot water heating system.Your expansion tank may be full of water.If you tap on the tank you can tell.

What does a pressure-relief valve do on a boiler?

According to High Performance HVAC, a pressure-relief valve works as a safety valve to relieve excessive buildup of pressure inside a boiler. It is a vessel that is designed to handle safe amounts ... Read More »

Can the pressure relief valve on a boiler be clogged?

The pressure relief valves on boilers can become clogged with dirt, sediment and mineral deposits from evaporating water. Relief valves should be opened at least once a year and checked for clogs a... Read More »