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Old 10-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #11
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We use our own filtered and softened well water in the 5er. Thus, we have never had any serious crud in the HW tank. However, I do occasionally (like every couple of years or so) remove the nylon bushing and insert a tank flusher tube on the end of a garden hose, just to be sure. Have never had much of anything cruddy come out. But just for routine tank drains, like winterizing, I just open the T valve and let it out, then leave the valve cracked open slightly for the winter.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #12
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We had an Atwood water heater in our old Jayco, 1993 Eagle 215SD and it only had the plastic plug. Never had a problem with crud. New Jayco must have the Atwood because all there is is the plastic plug.
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We have had two Greyhawks with Atwood heaters, neither of them had anodes in them. Have not had any problems.
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