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    jaymcbride Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 19, 2012, 03:30 PM
    Can I remove the "steel ball" in my pipe from WH to furnace?
    There is a "steel ball" of some sort that is in the pipe leading from water heater to hot water furnace. The ball rattles when the furnace comes on, and keeps me up at night. The HVAC tech said it has to stay in case the pipe burst, the ball would stop the water leaving the water heater. Someone help please!
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    Nov 19, 2012, 04:18 PM
    Sounds like some sort of check valve? If so, they should be able to install a check valve that will not make the rattling noise.
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    Nov 20, 2012, 05:45 AM
    Sounds like it might be a heat trap or a check valve.

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