No Drain Valve on my Space Saver Water Heater??

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Napolean, May 11, 2014.

  1. Napolean

    Napolean New Member

    May 11, 2014
    I need to change my water heater but can't seem to find a drain valve on it. The hot and cold connections are connected in the front not on the top of the unit. How do I drain it to change it. Its a GSW Series 5 tank? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    You may just have to cut the pipes and drain it into a bucket. I tried to get onto the GSW website, but it appears to be down at the moment. How many gallons is it? Water weighs about 8#/gallon, and the tank itself is probably not much if it's in the space saver series.

    Is there a plug in the thing? If so, it will usually have a square stub sticking out you should be able to get a wrench on.
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