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Old 12-28-2015, 09:29 PM   #1
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Hot water heater tank drain

Bless you if you can tell me where to find the drain for my hot water tank on my Flagstaff 27RLWS.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:02 PM   #2
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If it's a Suburban, there isn't one. You remove the anode rod to drain it. See top of page 7 of attached manual. You'll need a 1-1/6 inch socket to remove it.

Here's a link to the Atwood manual. I think they have drain plugs.

http://manuals.adventurerv.net/Atwoo...er-Service.pdf
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:01 PM   #3
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Like rockfordroo said, there is probably no drain plug, you pull the anode rod. The rod may appear damaged but it may have plenty of life left, it is supposed to look corroded. My real reason for commenting is to warn you to turn off the electric element at the tank during winterized state so it cannot be accidentally turned on with no water inside. Also, you should wait a while to let the water cool if it has been on. The water may only gurgle out at first but if you pull the pressure relief valve it will pour out fast, stand to the side when you pull the relief valve or you may get wet.
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Well, I had no idea I had a reply or two to my post until just today when the app flashed 1 badge at me showing that there was something I should look at. So several years later I want to say I appreciate the input from both of you! Yes the drain plug is just as you said the anode rod just pull it out. Thanks again!
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You'll also want to make sure the pressure is relieved first by opening up a faucet. I unscrewed the anode rod from mine forgetting to do this...I got thoroughly doused. Fortunately the tank had cooled off or I would have been burned in places you never want to get burned.
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Well, I had no idea I had a reply or two to my post until just today when the app flashed 1 badge at me showing that there was something I should look at......
Come back more often. Your few years of wisdom may pay dividends to other new members. How has your trailer been so far?
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Good point and I will. Thank goodness the trailer has been very good so far! Taken many many trips and it has been very reliable.
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