Originally Posted by elkabong
You can go to almost any RV supply store and get a water heater anode replacement with a built in drain spigot. I have one, but do not have a link to show you. Definitely a good idea, someone just beat you to it.
The drawback(there's always one isn't there?) is the anode is smaller and will have to be replaced more often. A little more pricey, but sure makes it easy to drain the heater whenever you want.
Reviews on this method are all bad.
1) Very expensive
2) Anode mass is 1/2 the standard anode
3) Anode needs replacing twice as often
4) You never clean out the crap in the tank; so it gets stirred into your plumbing and clogs up the faucets.
Upside... None that comes to mind.
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