Since I was home sick today I decided to tackle replacing the safety valve on my hot water tank, which I had originally planned to do yesterday. It hadn't closed properly after I opened it while flushing the contents of my water softener out of my hot water tank, and had been slowly dripping ever since.
Hmm, I wonder why!
Thankfully a new valve is only around $15, and an extra $5 got me a new plastic overflow tube to replace the copper one that had been there before. 3/4 copper, man, that stuff ain't cheap. I'd rather use it somewhere that matters.