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Old 07-14-2018, 04:19 PM   #1
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Draining Hot Water Tank

When I drain my tank should I put the anode back or leave it out so the tank can get air.? I would leave the pressure relief open also.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:26 PM   #2
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I would replace the anode rod so no critters crawl in. We drain ours once a year when winterizing.

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Old 07-15-2018, 08:02 AM   #3
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Myself when I drain the water heater (like when winterizing) I replace the anode with a piece of screen. I do not leave the pressure valve open because I don't want the spring to loose strength from being compressed all winter.
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