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Old 01-31-2018, 06:55 PM   #21
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The Atwood has a 1/2" pipe thread drain plastic plug,the Suburban has a 3/4" Pipe thread Steel plug/with A Rod! When/if you add/use/convert either one of these Plugs into a Valve draining system you have just created a "White Crud Buidup Dam"! The more "Adapters" you use the Smaller your Drain opening will be,and More "White Crud"! Your choice! Youroo!!

On my old TT, I had the Atwood heater and put in the reducer with petcock. Once per year however I used a "nozzle" I made from a female hose fitting, down to a 1/4" nylon tube. Pulled the petcock with adapter, hooked nozzle to hose, inserted tube into heater, and turned on water full tilt. The "white crud" flowed freely out of the heater around the nylon tube. Along with the "black crud" too
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:26 PM   #22
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The original post said the corners of the plug were rounded off. A six point socket may not work. I would try a basin wrench if it will fit in the space.
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:46 AM   #23
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The original post said the corners of the plug were rounded off. A six point socket may not work. I would try a basin wrench if it will fit in the space.
A six point should work unless the corners are extremely rounded. The 12-points are what causes the most grief with plastic. The basin wrench is an excellent idea. Another Mc Giver!
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:53 AM   #24
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OK by "on it" I thought he had an rod with a valve attached. I was interested in that.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:16 AM   #25
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X2 on the Basin Wrench

If the six point socket does not work then I would try the basin wrench. I have got some awfully corroded, nasty faucets off with mine. If that fails then I would be drilling and using an easy-out.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:51 AM   #26
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Just go to Lowes/Home Depot etc. and get a brass drain plug.
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