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Old 04-29-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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drain water tank

Trying to figure out why they put water drains on the side of the water tank, and not the bottom. When i try to drain the tank, it's a challenge to get the trailer on a angle for the water to drain completely. Actually there is always a little on the bottom.

Any ideas? Is it worth putting a drain in the very bottom? I just worry about drilling into the tank and then getting a bad seal.


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Old 04-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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You will never get the tank completely empty.. Just remember to "treat" the tank twice a year... (one cup of bleach in the tank fill with water.. pump it through your system let it sit for several hours and drain... ) it also helps to drive it a bit so all of the tank gets the bleach treatment include the hot water heater when doing this but dont turn on the water heater.. drain everything then refill with fresh water through the entire system and drain that too.. then you should be ready to go...

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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I think the drains are on the side so "road debris" don't knock the drain off of the tank.
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