I have an electric water heater and hot water is dripping from the relief valve, down the pvc drain pipe, into the pan, and down the drain. The heater is turned all the way up. Yes, I know that’s not recommended but it’s just me and my wife in the house. We have a large spa tub and filling it with hot water helps relieve her pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Setting it on a lower temperature is not an option. I lost that fight.
Is this dripping normal for a water heater on high or is it indicative that I should take some currently unknown action?