|This is an image
of the drip leg of a hot water boiler blow off
safety valve. the pipe has a 45 degree fitting
at the bottom of it, this will cause any
discharge from the safety valve to shoot out at
this angle, possibly scalding any one who may be
standing by the pipe, the code requires this
pipe point straight down with no fittings on it,
so the water goes straight down to the floor.
Boiler water can be 220 degrees or higher, water can burn skin at 140 degrees. This little mistake could have caused serious injury to someone in the household. pipe installed by a handyman.