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Old 09-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #11
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Down here in Florida, with the little Anole lizards and the ever so popular Palmetto bug (cute name for a cockroach) that get into everything, so I keep the plug in along with sealing off every other possible entry way into the TT and the house. The TT is never really in storage, as we take it out a lot, and it does not freeze down here. I am about 150 yards from the gulf and a nice warm breeze blows in from it during the winter (water is in the 50's/60's in Dec/Jan)
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #12
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i installed a drain plug valve that I leave partially opened but prevents anything from entering. There is such little water left in there that even with the plug in place during winter it wouldn't freeze enough water to hurt it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #13
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i installed a drain plug valve that I leave partially opened but prevents anything from entering. There is such little water left in there that even with the plug in place during winter it wouldn't freeze enough water to hurt it. <img src="https://www.jaycoowners.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11700"/>
I would like to install one of these but I have heard that a brass plug in an aluminum water heater could result in a chemical reaction between the two metals.
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I drain the tank and put it back in. Plenty of room for any expansion of what small amount of water might be left.

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I would like to install one of these but I have heard that a brass plug in an aluminum water heater could result in a chemical reaction between the two metals.
X3...but what is the correct answer.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:19 AM   #16
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I remove the plug, drain the water, re-apply teflon tape to the nylon plug, replace it and we're ready for Spring.
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I drain the tank and let it somewhat air dry/vent for the day then tighten fully awaiting next camping season. If you just screw it in a few threads you run the risk of forgetting to fully snug it down next year prior to the first trip out.
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X3...but what is the correct answer.
The correct answer is- brass and aluminum are dissimilar metals that do not like each other. So I would not use a brass valve there to be safe....
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Crabman speaks the truth. The last place I worked made aluminum air con tubing and brass heater pipe for Denso. We couldn't run both products in the same building due to cross contamination risks. One small brass shaving embedded into aluminum will eat a hole all the way through eventually.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #20
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I have my dealer winterize and inspect every december. I get a letter from him about the condition of the roof, caulking, etc. That way if I do have an issue, it is documented. Anyways, they leave the plug in.
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