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Old 05-01-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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I am on well water with several treatment systems, including iron oxidation, softening and "big blue" filter. I am getting a goldish brown tinge to my hot water only plainly noticeable in larger volumes such as a large basin or especially in the bathtub. The cold water is crystal clear. Should I drain the gas water heater?

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Yes, there is no need to completely drain it.
Just connect the garden hose to the drain run it outside and let it run for about 10 min.
If it's an older heater and it's never been flushed before it may not drain because of the solids on the bottom of the tank.
There's no need to shut anything off to flush it.
Once done remove the aerators on the faucets before running the water. It's going to stir up some trash and will need to be flushed out of the lines.

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You are also going need to check how often the different units are cleaning and for how long they are cleaning and at what time of day the different units are cleaning so that they are cleaning when no water is getting used normally that is 2am.
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