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Old 01-31-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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I noticed when draining the hot water heater that there is a lot of sediment on the bottom. Does anyone have any ideas on removing the sediment?

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Old 01-31-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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I use one of these and it works great!

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Old 01-31-2015, 07:52 PM   #3
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I noticed when draining the hot water heater that there is a lot of sediment on the bottom. Does anyone have any ideas on removing the sediment?
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Harley you can just stick a hose in the with a small nozzle and fill her up and remove hose and it will come out all over the street.
You can also find a flexible tube that is smaller than the tank hole and attach to a hose. I'm sure you got the idea now and can modify something up.

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Old 01-31-2015, 08:27 PM   #4
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If there is a lot of crud in the bottom of the HW tank, you can screw a short piece of PVC pipe into the drain/anode hole, then use the referenced flushing tool to spray it. The pvc pipe keeps the crud from running down the side of the RV.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
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I noticed when draining the hot water heater that there is a lot of sediment on the bottom. Does anyone have any ideas on removing the sediment?

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From what I have read that is why the line to the toilet always gets clogged with the sediment. It seems for me this only happens when I am not hooked up to city water. When we finally get a warm weekend I am going to drain and flush my hot water tank.
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From what I have read that is why the line to the toilet always gets clogged with the sediment. It seems for me this only happens when I am not hooked up to city water. When we finally get a warm weekend I am going to drain and flush my hot water tank.
Have you checked the water tanks anode rod?
I bet its gone.


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Have you checked the water tanks anode rod?
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I haven't yet. Which one do we need for our 378's? I think I will order one before I drain and flush it. It's not easy getting down on the floor to clean the line when you have had a knee replacement so hopefully a new anode rod will do the trick!

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Oops. I assume the one you posted from EBay is the one I need?
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Oops. I assume the one you posted from EBay is the one I need?

Yes they are.
Camco also have ones the same size for a 10 gal Suburban water heater tank.
The one on Ebay are really reasonable for two for $29.99 with free shipping and no tax.

I actually bought 4 of them because if you keep water in the tank they will dissolve as they are suppose to.
Mine last about 1 year but I use my rig a lot.

They range from 9" to 9.5" in length
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But you need a 1 1/16" socket to get them out.




I also added a copy of the 10 gal DSI Subrban water heater
Read page 5 about anode.
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Thanks all for the suggestions, will purchase the wand asap!


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