Originally Posted by Appalachian Ed
Thanks Youroo. Now I have to figure out how to drain it. I thought if I just left it open and opened the low point drains it would drain the water heater. It sounds like it does but it will draw any crud into my hot water heater if I am understanding correctly. I will do some research on draining the hot water heater separately.
Thanks again youroo!
ED turn off the elect breaker in your Main Panel that supplies your W/H , Turn off water pump,Disconnect city water hose,Open H and Cold faucet,any one,Now take a 1/2" drive ratchet,with a 6" extension,and a 1 and1/16 " 6 point socket and remove the A-Rod,Stand to the Side!
The Water and CRUD will drain out,now flush out the Tank with fresh water using the A-Rod HOLE/Drain Hole,there are adapters made for a Garden Hose to do this,
ED you want to Open the H&C faucets BEFORE you Turn the Bypass Valves to Isolate the W/H,this will relieve the Water Pressure from the W/H tank,so you Dont get a BATH!