Rheem electrical water heater drainage

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Sjking, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Sjking

    Sjking New Member

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    Need some help draining the above heater. The draining outlet is connected to a non return valve and inlet. Do i unscrew this Draining outlet or is there another way?
    Thanks in advance
    Si
     

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That appears to be the cold water inlet for a "bottom supplied" water heater. Whoever connected it did NOT know he had to install a tee with a drain valve. You have to "redo" the connection to install the valve but will probably get very wet doing it.
     
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  4. dj2

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    You might as well drain the WH to do what the above answer suggests...also you will have a hard time soldering a wet pipe.
     
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