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Old 03-28-2015, 05:55 PM   #11
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I got rid of the plastic nut on my water heater and added a brass drain valve. No worries about stripping the nut and so simple to drain. Also did the same with fresh water tank.


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Old 03-28-2015, 08:23 PM   #12
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I see the desirability of having a metal drain valve, but I have read that you can run into problems if you ever need to remove it (after a period of time) due to galvanic corrosion between the two dissimilar metals.
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I see the desirability of having a metal drain valve, but I have read that you can run into problems if you ever need to remove it (after a period of time) due to galvanic corrosion between the two dissimilar metals.
I have read the same thing, I just use the plug that it came with it has done just fine holding the water and pressure.
Just be sure you have is good and snug.
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I see the desirability of having a metal drain valve, but I have read that you can run into problems if you ever need to remove it (after a period of time) due to galvanic corrosion between the two dissimilar metals.
I think you will find that a brass plug wrapped with Teflon will not experience any galvanic action in the time it is in the tank. You no doubt remove it to drain the tank when camping season is over.
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I think you will find that a brass plug wrapped with Teflon will not experience any galvanic action in the time it is in the tank. You no doubt remove it to drain the tank when camping season is over.
Ditto. Brass plug and 10 years with no issues. Did use Teflon tape.
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I never thought it would be an issue, bought it from RV supplier and have used it in two trailers. But is something to think about and to watch.


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