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Old 05-07-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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Draining the hot water heater

Decided to drain the hot water heater today. Little FYI for those(me) who don't do their homework first. Release the pressure first before you remove the drain plug/anode. Holy crap
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hope the water was not hot. Did you ever find the plug/anode?
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:23 PM   #3
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Ya found an anode. Doused my 55 the front windows of the house and me. What a mess with all that white sediment. The anode definitely did its job though. What a hoot.
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Don't forget to rinse the tank and clean the threads!
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:22 PM   #5
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Thanks cp. Bought on of those plastic flush dodads that go on the end of the hose ya stick in the hole and rotate it inside. Did it till water was clear.
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Lol !!
Been there...done that !
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All it takes to relieve the tank pressure is to open one of the hot water faucets.
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Or open the relief valve which is about 10" away
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Hot Water

Glad to see I'm not the only male with a problem thinking. It also sent the rod about 10 feet onto the neighbor's driveway, luckily no car parked there that day.
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Decided to drain the hot water heater today. Little FYI for those(me) who don't do their homework first. Release the pressure first before you remove the drain plug/anode. Holy crap
don't feel too bad. I think half of us or more probably learned that lesson the hard way. Duh. Now it seems so obvious we can just quietly feel stupid
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