That will teach ya for plugging that pressure release valve.
nah der was a lever thingy on it that turns it on and off, (supposed to remain on so i have no idea why it even exists) and over 20 years it decided to turn itself to to the off position. I suppose that's what you get when you outsource.
i think we are getting offtopic. what would be an appropriate forum for prostitutes and water heaters?