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Old 04-17-2016, 06:43 PM   #11
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Welcome aboard. I only drain mine when I winterize

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:13 AM   #12
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IF you are going to drain it try opening the pressure relief valve on the water heater with the low point drains open.. the water heater should then drain ...

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:27 AM   #13
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We go out every month so don't drain ours. You will get a slight sulfur smell if you let it sit for 3 or 4 weeks. Wife doesn't like the smell so I take the first hot water shower and the smell is gone within the first few minutes. So basically, no problem.

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:40 AM   #14
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I replaced my nylon drain plug with an LPF-561 straight quarter-turn valve made for 1/2" PEX X 1/2" MIP. This small ball valve is all metal and made for the high temp application. I also keep a short piece of PEX pipe to slip on the valve when I'm ready to drain so water doesn't run down the side of the RV.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by rjackson View Post
once we sanitize the system, we don't drain it except to winterize

Same here. I haven't emptied the water heater except to winterize.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:46 PM   #16
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On my White Hawk the low point will drain it but remove hard water buildup and sediment.

Mid Season and End of Season I flush the tank using a flush tool. I use white vinegar to help clean out build up.

So I drain all freshwater if it will not be used over 2 weeks.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:48 PM   #17
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I drain my water heater after each camping trip. I replace my water heater drain plug with a Camco 11703 1/2" Water Heater Drain Valve (Amazon $4). I open up the valve and let it drain while Im taking care of other things. I do carry extra nylon plugs and sealant tape with me just in case my valve starts to leak when Im camping. Taking the little extra steps are big on keeping your TT in great shape.

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