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  1. JohnRice

    Hot water heater question

    Scott, the directions you linked to are for completely draining and clearing a tank, which may be necessary when problems have developed. The procedure I explained is more a routine maintanance to prevent problems in the first place. Prevention doesn't require draining the tank, as was described...
  2. JohnRice

    Hot water heater question

    Probably a good idea. Also, and this can be pretty critical. As was mentioned, the drain valve on the heater is usually very cheap, and the design of them doesn't work very well when trying to shut them off with hot water flowing through it. They often use an O-Ring in a configuration where...
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