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Old 07-11-2020, 10:04 AM   #1
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Water heater bolt

What size is the plug bolt to the water heater? I have a 2013 X23B. Also, is it necessary to grease the slide out track?
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:41 AM   #2
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If it’s a typical 6-gallon WH, the nylon plug uses a 15/16” socket.
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I was wondering the same thing for a 16XRB. Are most of these water heater bolts standard and available most places? The nylon seems to get destroyed when these plugs get stuck.
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I picked up a couple of packages of the OEM plugs on Amazon and keep them with me --just in case. Be careful not to cross thread, which is easy to do with the soft nylon.
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You can change it out so itís easy to drain and I got the two fittings at Ace. 7 years now with the drain valve and never a problem. At the end of the season I take it out to flush the tank and leave it out till next season.
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I picked up a couple of packages of the OEM plugs on Amazon and keep them with me --just in case. Be careful not to cross thread, which is easy to do with the soft nylon.
A quick tip from a fitter. Place the plug in the slot and apply a bit of pressure and turn the fitting backwards/counter clockwise until you feel a click. Then screw it clockwise, it should find the thread you just passed
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:22 PM   #7
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Always use a 6 point socket and you will not have problems. Atwood uses a nylon drain plug. Suburban uses a steel drain plug with an anode rod attached. It is 1 1/16 ". Again, use a 6 point socket.
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It can be easier - See 01Tundra's mod. I did about the same and its wonderful

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...tml#post572477
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It can be easier - See 01Tundra's mod. I did about the same and its wonderful

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...tml#post572477
Now thatís the best way to do it because
#1 it gets the water away from the trailer
#2 with opening being larger the water flow is much faster
#3. Sediment buildup during the season wonít clog it up
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Now that’s the best way to do it because
#1 it gets the water away from the trailer
#2 with opening being larger the water flow is much faster
#3. Sediment buildup during the season won’t clog it up
I will say its not faster - the opening of the tube is actually smaller, so it takes a while to drain, and you have to either open the pressure relief valve or turn on the hot faucet to let air in - else virtually nothing comes out cause no air can get in.

But it does get the water away and you can drain it quickly, often, and without tools - I've run back just before getting on the road and turned the valve to let it drain as I drive.
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I will say its not faster - the opening of the tube is actually smaller, so it takes a while to drain, and you have to either open the pressure relief valve or turn on the hot faucet to let air in - else virtually nothing comes out cause no air can get in.

But it does get the water away and you can drain it quickly, often, and without tools - I've run back just before getting on the road and turned the valve to let it drain as I drive.
I was comparing it to mine on the better flow rate. No need to use a wrench in that tight area is a real big deal and time consuming. Iím going to change mine over to your way way shortly.
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I was comparing it to mine on the better flow rate. No need to use a wrench in that tight area is a real big deal and time consuming. Iím going to change mine over to your way way shortly.
I take no credit for 01tundra's idea. ��
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I was comparing it to mine on the better flow rate. No need to use a wrench in that tight area is a real big deal and time consuming. Iím going to change mine over to your way way shortly.
You can not do that mod with a Suburban WH you must use a anode rod.
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You can not do that mod with a Suburban WH you must use a anode rod.
I donít have the Arod so this new mod is perfect for me
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