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Old 01-02-2015, 04:14 AM   #11
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Hot Water Heater

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One of the things I was able to finish today was a drain valve for the Hot Water Heater. It had a plastic drain plug that you have to completely remove in order to drain the tank. It is in a tight situation to begin with behind the gas piping and valve, etc. I viewed this to be a pain-in-the-a--.

We're gonna be doing some winter traveling and I may / will need to drain the tank after I fill it up when I reach colder temperatures up north, (we are heading South!).

So after many trips back and forth to H.D., etc. I came up with this:
First photo shows the plastic plug in my hand that I replaced.

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This is a closer view:

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I pulled out the Anode and it empties well, along with any anode scales.
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:09 AM   #12
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Where is the anode?

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One of the things I was able to finish today was a drain valve for the Hot Water Heater. It had a plastic drain plug that you have to completely remove in order to drain the tank. It is in a tight situation to begin with behind the gas piping and valve, etc. I viewed this to be a pain-in-the-a--.

We're gonna be doing some winter traveling and I may / will need to drain the tank after I fill it up when I reach colder temperatures up north, (we are heading South!).

So after many trips back and forth to H.D., etc. I came up with this:
First photo shows the plastic plug in my hand that I replaced.

Attachment 68003

This is a closer view:

Attachment 68004
Where is the anode?
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:34 AM   #13
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Where is the anode?
An Atwood water heater with an aluminum tank does not have an anode rod. It's the Suburban water heaters with the porcelain-lined steel water heater tank that utilizes an anode rod. I think this was pointed out in the earlier posts # 4,5,and 6.
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