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Old 07-27-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Spigot (Valve) for Water Heater Drain

Did I see someone have a mod where they added a spigot to the water heater drain instead of having to unscrew the plug? I would be interested in how this was done.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-11703-Wa.../dp/B0006JLW34
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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No, more like this
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
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like the handle better but I don't think that would fit my set up, maybe you have more room tho
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I don't have much room either that's why I was hoping to see how someone else did it. I remember seeing this mod but at the time I was looking at all kinds of mods and can't remember where I saw it.

Sure seemed easier than using a wrench to get the plug out.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:56 PM   #7
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I believe I read that same thread. If I remember correctly, they had a Suburban water heater and we (PT owners) have the Atwood. Maybe that's why it's harder to find one?
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:37 AM   #8
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it is hard, I drained mine last week and kept hitting wires. I am putting some kind of valve in soon
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Aluminium tank only--------

If you tank is steel, you should use the plug with the "ZINK Anode" rod installed. Only aluminum tanks should have the "pet Cock" drain.
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We plan on once a month weekend trips... would you recommend draining the water heater after each trip?
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