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Old 07-08-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Sanitizing fresh tank

I've read several instructions on sanitizing fresh.

I don't have the tool to drain hot water heater. If I'm not in a hurry and let the water cycle out, will that hurt anything. I was going to add 1/4 cup bleach to 10 gallons and just run it through everything for several gallons. Then I'll drain fresh and do it again. I probably won't drink it for a fill or two.

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Old 07-08-2016, 03:32 PM   #2
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If you can't drain the water heater, just bypass it and sanitize the rest of the system.

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Old 07-08-2016, 03:56 PM   #3
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Why not just open the pressure relief valve on the top of the Hot water Heater, then use an adjustable wrench to take out the nylon plug at the bottom?

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