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Old 08-16-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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Water heater drain

Is it necessary to train the water heater after each use?
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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No, I fill it in April and drain it in November
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:39 PM   #3
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No, I fill it in April and drain it in November
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:43 PM   #4
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If the trailer sits for 3 or 4 weeks, I go ahead and drain the tank and the FW tank and refill it.
Takes 20 minutes and you don't get the "smelly" water as my grandson says when you first turn on the faucets.
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How do I drain it? There is no valve by the water heater.
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How do I drain it? There is no valve by the water heater.
On the bottom, there is what looks like a BIG nut. Don't remember the exact size, but thinking 1 1/8".
That is the anode rod. You unscrew that and the water will start pouring out.
I use a socket on an extension to get it out.
When putting it back BE CAREFUL not to cross thread it. Takes some nimble fingers to get it started threaded back in
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On the bottom, there is what looks like a BIG nut. Don't remember the exact size, but thinking 1 1/8".
That is the anode rod. You unscrew that and the water will start pouring out.


I did see that rod above the wheel. Didn't know that's what it was for. Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:06 PM   #8
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socket size is 1 1/16".
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Be sure to relieve the pressure in the system before removing it. if you don't the plug will shoot out and spray you with water. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:09 PM   #10
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You may want to let it cool down before draining it.
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