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Old 11-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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Draining hot water tank question?

Is there any other way to drain tank besides removing heater element?
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Is there any other way to drain tank besides removing heater element?
Remove the anode, not the heater element.
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Remove the anode, not the heater element.
I meant either one, no other way? I was think of maybe draining it after camping trips.
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Buy an anode with a drain cock.
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Buy an anode with a drain cock.
I don't think they make a anode rod with a drain, rod is solid.
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I don't think they make a anode rod with a drain, rod is solid.
Camco 11533 RV Anode Rod with Drain for Aluminum Water Heater by Camco http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0024ECD2I/..._ZSNLsb1YQN9PG
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Camco 11533 RV Anode Rod with Drain for Aluminum Water Heater by Camco Amazon.com: Camco 11533 RV Anode Rod with Drain for Aluminum Water Heater: Automotive
Awesome, thats what I am getting when I change the anode rod.
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Awesome, thats what I am getting when I change the anode rod.
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They are not for Suburban heaters, Atwoods have aluminum tanks.
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They are not for Suburban heaters, Atwoods have aluminum tanks.
Why wouldn't it work?
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It looks like a sure fire way to let the anode threads rust into the tank unless you are religious about making sure you remove the anode once a year and making sure the threads keep spinning freely. Unfortunately too many people are too lazy to remember doing that and will just open the drain-cock instead.
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