Re: Self Cleaning Hot Water Heater
Posted by HJ on March 05, 2003 at 21:55:47:
In response to Re: Self Cleaning Hot Water Heater
In order for the self cleaning to work there has to be a certain velocity of water through the dip tube. Most low flow faucets do not give that flow. Washing machines and bathtubs are about the only devices that will activate the self cleaning feature. In addition, the material that would accumulate in the heater does not disappear, it merely goes someplace else, usually the screens in the faucet aerators.

: I'm going to replace my old water heater and am considering a self cleaning heater. Is there any special plumbing required for the self cleaning part of the heater or is that done internally and automatically? The reason I'm concerned is because I don't have any floor Drains in my basement.

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