Cleaning the water heater drain pan line

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by fdr1jr, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. fdr1jr

    fdr1jr New Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Bossier City, LA
    How often and what method should be used to make sure the water heater drain pan line does not get plugged up?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Dump a pan of hot water into the drain pan, but what would plug it up in the first place?
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  4. bpetey

    bpetey Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    I think he/she is talking about the drain valve on the water heater.
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima, WA
    The question was about keeping the "drain pan line from plugging" not the tank drain.
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