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Old 11-26-2015, 06:19 PM   #1
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Water Heater quick drain?

Looking to drain the water heater after each trip easy. Anyone got any ideas?
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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Open a faucet, remove drain plug or the anode rod depending on your water heater then stand to one side and open the pressure relief valve.

Should take a second or two for most of the water to hit the ground running.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:53 PM   #3
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I did that after I first got our new camper. After about 3 times of doing that and realizing I was taking about 7 gallons of water out of my fresh tank I quit doing it. Only drain it at the end of the season. We only use our hot water for dishes since we dont have a shower.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:55 PM   #4
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I use public water. So no need to hold the water in between. Mine has a anode does it have to have one to work?
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:08 PM   #5
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I use public water. So no need to hold the water in between. Mine has a anode does it have to have one to work?
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:09 PM   #6
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I use public water. So no need to hold the water in between. Mine has a anode does it have to have one to work?
The water heater will work with out an anode rod but the tank will rust out.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:19 PM   #7
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There are commercial WH drain valves for the Atwood but you can easily make one. Suburban is a little tougher as it uses an anode rod.
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May need replaced more often, will still need to be removed to flush the tank out.
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