Mainiac Posted October 11, 2022 Share Posted October 11, 2022 Make a check sheet. Follow the check sheet. To drain the water heater: Step one, open the T & P (temp and pressure relief valve). Step two, then remove the anode plug Failure to open the T &P valve first could cause that anode plug to fly out under extreme pressure. Some idiot just did that, and the anode flew out over five feet and soaked the unaware actor. Lucky that no one got hurt. (I should have known better, as I had written the check sheet. And in a former life I used to winterize over 40 units a year. And boy was that water COLD) Another note: the anode had a lot of holes in it. That is great. It means it is doing it's job. And the more holes means the more area exposed to the water. Over 6 years and don't have to replace it yet. Guess we are lucky and have used "good" water. Will only replace it when it is down to a wire and about 3 or 4 inches long. Some dealers like to sell tnem. Think Spring 7 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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