Re: how do i drain water heter?
Posted by Mike on June 06, 19100 at 16:22:23:
In response to Re: how do i drain water heter?
: I need to replace both heating elements for my water heater and have no owners manual.I think i have figured every thing else out but not sure about draining tank.

After shutting off water to the heater you can open the sediment drain valve at the bottom of the tank, about a foot above the bottom of the heater. This will have a hose fitting so you can connect a garden hose and run the water outside or to a low drain. You will need to allow air to enter the tank to replace the lost water, and this can be easily accomplished when you remove the top element. Slightly crack the seal/gasket and air will enter and water will come rushing out of the drain valve.

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