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Total Tool 02-10-2013 07:39 PM

I dont know how to open drain on water herater w/ pic
 
Well I was all set to drain my water heater... Except Im not sure how to ope the valve to let out the. The owners manual shows a valve just like a hose. I already attached the hose in the pic. I can turn the entire white thin behind the hose, but the whole assembly seems to move and I got nervous.

Anyway, please see the pic and let me know how to open this thing.

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joecaption 02-10-2013 07:45 PM

That's the way it's suppost to work.

Total Tool 02-10-2013 07:48 PM

so just turn the big nut, which also turns the male end and hose?

Thanks, I got nervous when it all spun. You know, 50 gallons of hot water.:laughing:

TarheelTerp 02-10-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Total Tool (Post 1114478)
Well I was all set to drain my water heater...
Anyway, please see the pic and let me know how to open this thing.

Just like any garden hose spigot. Tighty righty and lefty loosey
Look close and you'll see an arrow in the white plastic molding.
Of Note: turn the heat down and the inlet water off before you start.

Also... plan to REMOVE that utter garbage factory valve and replace it with
a "full port" ball valve so the crud can pass more easily. A few other fittings (nipples, GH adaptor, etc) will come in handy when you do that job.

joecaption 02-10-2013 07:54 PM

That would be garden hose adapter.

Total Tool 02-10-2013 08:04 PM

Yeah, I got it now. I would have just gone for it if it wasnt disfiguringly hot:laughing:

Wouldnt a ball valve be a bad idea with kids?

TarheelTerp 02-10-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Total Tool (Post 1114513)
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Wouldnt a ball valve be a bad idea with kids?

Tie wire it if they're the nosy pokey sort.

Or remove the handle.
Keep it nearby (but you only need it for 30 minutes once a year or so).


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