Water heater flushing
Posted by Bob Rachlow on December 31, 1999 at 22:49:11:
In the past two weeks, I noticed my water starting looking a little rust colored. Thanks to this site, I now know I should have been flushing my water heater(how often???). I have flushed it 3 times so far, and it's still rust colored. I have a decent drain valve (copper, approx 1" dia), so w/the water-in and drain valve at full open, I get excellent pressure. My question is, how may times (if at all) will it take to get rid of all the sediment? Is there any other way to remove the crud, given I know very little about plumbing in general? If I need to call a professional, tell me -- I can take it!! By the way the heater is 10 yrs. old (A.O. Smith Water Products company -- 40 gal.).

Thanks - Bob

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