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Why expansion tank is needed
By Dean Uhler September 29, 2002
Why does the water heater in my new house have another small tank hanging off the side of the pipe above it? That is an expansion tank installed on the water supply pipe to the water heater. Its purpose is to deal with thermal expansion of water as it heats up in the water heater to prevent water pressure from getting too high. If water pressure gets high enough it can damage valves in plumbing fixtures, joints in supply pipes and even the water heater. Thermal expansion always occurs in water heaters.
ARTICLES BY DATEHundreds lose water service after Baltimore water main breaks
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun March 14, 2014
Hundreds of customers lost water service in the Baltimore area Friday after two separate water main issues, officials said. A 12 inch main in the 300 block of Kenwood Ave. in East Baltimore was shut off for repairs Thursday night, with about 200 to 300 customers and two hydrants affected,
city department of public works officials said. A 16 inch main at Back River Neck Road and Holly Neck Road in Essex also broke early Friday morning, and about 500 customers and Essex Skypark Airport were affected. Wednesday, according to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. Spokesman Kurt Kocher had no firm estimate of how many customers were without water in the areas nearby, but said workers had addressed issues with low water pressure at Mercy Hospital. These frustrating mechanisms have become the center of a controversy at New Windsor’s Blue Ridge Manor development. Residents of about a dozen homes built on high ground say they have insufficient water pressure, a problem town officials say they foresaw years ago. The homes aren’t far enough below the town water tower for gravity to create the requisite pressure. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF July 11, 1999