Where should I drain the water?


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Old 03-09-09, 06:20 PM
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Question Where should I drain the water?

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Where should I place the hose to dispose of the water when I drain it? I do not know if there is any sediment inside the water tank. Should I buy a very fine strainer and drain to the bathtub or should I run the hose directly outside? Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 03-09-09, 07:46 PM
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If you want to get rid of sediment, you don't want to drain the tank ---you want to flush the tank under the water pressure and flow available to you.

Attach a hose to the drain of the tank and leading outdoors or to a sink. Turn on the drain valve and let the tank flush out at the maximum water flow available.

From time to time fill up a water bucket to see if the water is running clear --- a white 5 gallon plastic bucket is best for that. When the water runs clear, you are done.
 
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Old 03-09-09, 08:31 PM
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I am actually installing a new water heater. I am just worrying when I drain the water heater into the bathtub that it may cause a clog because of sediment.....
 
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I've never seen sediment in anything like the quantity that would plug up a plumbing system. But I suppose that could happen. If you had a lot of that kind of sediment come out, I would look for a plan B.
 
 

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