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Old 12-04-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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I'm a new owner to a Lexi 2006 283 GTS. I have a question about the water heater & the valve to let water out of it. This looks like where I should let it out but looks like it has never been out before because of the rust in it. The instructions I have are not very clear. I have winterized it after finding & turning the bypass valve. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-04-2014, 04:28 PM   #2
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To drain the Suburban water heater (which is what you have), you remove the 1 and 1/16th inch size bolt at the bottom of the water heater. This is actually your sacrificial anode rod, which needs periodically replacing in order to protect your water heater from rusting out.

More reading:

Drain the hot water heater?

Anode facts and FAQs

Suburban's electric switch and much more
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wmtire, can you find any threads where others have had their anode rods stuck in place? I know people talk about penetrating oil and whatnot to break them loose.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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I used a Dewalt impact wrench to loosen mine. Just take it easy.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:57 PM   #5
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Make sure you open the pressure relief valve first.

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Old 12-05-2014, 12:09 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I looked thru some of the forums and got lost. so thanks for the links.


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