2-3 month dle water heater; To drain or not to drain??

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by delta_v, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. delta_v

    delta_v New Member

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    Hi folks,
    My tenant had an unfortunate accident and fractured his pelvis; he won't be back in his apartment until June. Should I drain the water heater? It's a 40 gal electric which we will have the power turned off to regardless to save him money.
    Thanks!
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The water heater is metal. Damp air is deadly to metal. Leave the water in the tank and then flush it when it is turned on again.
  3. delta_v

    delta_v New Member

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    Great! Thanks for the advice!
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