Originally Posted by dalford
So, is sarcastic a good thing? From a Site Team Member? You two have been around here a lot longer than most of us so I donít want to get in a food fight with you.
I should have been clearer in my response to the OP. If Mr. Dan was concerned about my anode he should have have inquired about my maintenance scheme but he decided to be ďsarcastic ď.
So let me say this. I live in central Florida and I never drain my water heater unless I am maintaining my anode which for me is about every year from empirical results. I donít do after every trip. I donít winterize so I donít have a season
. It wonít hurt leaving the water in the water heater as it flushes pretty quickly during first use as it is typically only 5-6 gallons. If you do drain it after every trip you are more likely to forget and turn on the element before you fill the water heater tank and burn it up. Not saying you will, but the odds are higher.
That all being said, Thanks for the reminder.. it is time to drain the water heater and check the anode...
You're right. Your posts #12 and #14 were both poor. Neither would help a newbie. Your response in #14 wasn't any better than #13, IMHO. Especially since you have
to drain your WH as part of pulling the anode.
So it seems that saying you've "never drained my water heater...." cannot be true. Now you've got newbies wondering how they can check their anode without draining the WH.
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