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Old 09-28-2014, 12:46 AM   #11
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Pneumatic impact gun in short bursts. Or electric impact gun should do the trick.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:03 AM   #12
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Pneumatic impact gun in short bursts. Or electric impact gun should do the trick.
Yeah, I've used this method several times. Variable speed impact gun with just a light "thump, thump, thump" on the plug. This is probably the anode plug if it's a Suburban unit. As previously mention, PB Blaster works well for penetrating oil or if that fails, Kano Kroil. If it's a 2006, it'll need a new anode rod. I also hit the threaded area with a bit of emery cloth to clean up the threads.

For cleaning out the unit, I use a small 3/8 diameter clear silicon hose attached to a shop vac. Rinse with water, then vacuum out all the crud. I usually do this each year when winterizing, just so the unit is all ready for the next year.

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Remember to have the water cooled off in the tank. Forgot that only once. No burns but it hurt.


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Old 09-28-2014, 10:10 AM   #14
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Remember to have the water cooled off in the tank. Forgot that only once. No burns but it hurt.
Oh yeah, and the water in there will be under pressure. Drain the pressure with the pressure relief lever on top.

You'll only forget that on once also.

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Old 09-28-2014, 11:56 AM   #15
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I had to use an 18" breaker bar and a lot of force to remove the one on our first t/t. It was 10 years old when we got it. On our new t/t I also had to use the 18" breaker bar to get the anode rod out.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:58 PM   #16
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If you can not get it loose and feel that you are close to putting too much torque on it ( that point just short of breaking the tank) , you can drill the center of the probe out. Start small dead center. Like 1/16". Then up as far as you can with out hitting the threads. Good Luck
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I am thinking the same as Mlineman1, drill it out if you have too. It might help to relive some of the pressure next to the threads. If you get it out...please respond back..always willing to learn.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:48 PM   #18
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He might have died trying.
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For cleaning out the tank I take a shop wet vac stick a small piece of tubing in the hose tape it and I suck the water and dirt out of it
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Did you the the pressure off of it by popping the pop off value
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