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Old 12-04-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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DANGER! Almost lost a finger

Had to post tis! I've been RVing all my life, so there is no excuse for what happened, I decided to drain the Flagstaff 28 TT water system as we had weird cold weather here in Fl. It had been setting for a month in her shed w/electric only hooked up, I went straight to the drain plug on the water heater and using a basin wrench loosed it up enough to finish up w/my right hand. Well that plug came out at light speed and almost amputated my right forefinger and did drive my thumbnail up and back! I still can't believe how much pressure was on the system(I always use 40#regulator). So ALWAYS relieve the water prussure first, either the w/h pressure relief valve or even easier open all faucets then the pressure relief valve. One more thing, No, the w/h was not on. Sorry for the long post but maybe it will keep some other RVer from the same thing. Lacy

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Old 12-04-2014, 01:47 PM   #2
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sorry to hear hope you get better soon

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Old 12-04-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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Hope you heal quickly. It doesn't take a lot of pressure to get things moving quite quickly.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:41 PM   #4
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DANGER! Almost lost a finger

Will keep it in me mind. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:24 AM   #5
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Thank you

Thank you for posting tips like this... Thats what is great about being part of this online community
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:47 AM   #6
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Thanks, hope you are doing well. This is great information.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:12 PM   #7
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:18 PM   #8
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Thank you for sharing. We are new to forum and to RVing. No life and/or limb saving info is wasted on us. We appreciate all the info you all post here. Wonderful resource!
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:29 PM   #9
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Same for when you remove the anode rod - relieve any pressure unless you want a full shower.
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I bet you will not do that again!

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