Originally Posted by WolfWhistle
Youroo I dont call mineral deposits from hard water crud... Its just minerals.. that's why I thought you were talking holding tanks. The deposits form on the heating element; then fall to the bottom of the tank. How the heck can these deposits get "downstream" into the water system when they're coming out of the HW tank while draining happily away? They really come out when i give it a shot of air with all faucets closed to further remove more water. You have to better explain how deposits on the bottom of the tank gets up into the water system. I don't see how that is possible.
Easy,Members have been given BAD Info about opening their Low Point Drains Before Bypassing the W/H! This Can/Does draw (White Crud) downstream! It will not show its Ugly Head until Spring when they ask,(Why is my Faucets running slow and the Screens are plugged with White Flakes)? You can call it (Minerals) if you feel better but to Me and Many others it is (White Crud) that comes out of the W/H Tank and runs on the ground or shop floor! If I were to buy a cup of Coffee and it had your (Minerals) in the bottom of the Cup,I would ask for My $$ back!