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Old 09-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #21
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Interesting tidbit about the low-point drains and the hot water heater draining. I am sure I had tried that once before and wasn't very successful on getting all of the water out of the HW heater, as I recall. Having said that I can't remember if I had opened the pressure relief valve on the HW tank or not. I will have to give that a try sometime to see.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #22
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Interesting tidbit about the low-point drains and the hot water heater draining. I am sure I had tried that once before and wasn't very successful on getting all of the water out of the HW heater, as I recall. Having said that I can't remember if I had opened the pressure relief valve on the HW tank or not. I will have to give that a try sometime to see.
You don't need to open the pressure relief valve. It will drain by opening both the hot and cold water low point drain near the water heater. You just need to allow air to replace the water in the water heater.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #23
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X2 on the broken screw remover or easy out. Another brand that I found is the Grab-it. Set of 4 sizes, each with the correct size drill on one end, and the easy out on the other end of the same tool. Got mine on ebay.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #24
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Hi New to the travel trailer gig winterized myself and was wondering about the nylon drain plug makes good sense with the tank being aluminum
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:05 AM   #25
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brugreg-- Check the mods section for the ' WATER HEATER DRAIN MOD" kills two birds with one stone, draining and plug damage. Larry
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #26
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East out is a great tool to have but it's not to useful if the plug is broken out.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #27
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East out is a great tool to have but it's not to useful if the plug is broken out.
Yep, because the plug is hollow. I ended up heating up a screw driver to get it out, worked great other than when I was trying to pull it out after it was heated up I accidently pushed it through the hole, ****it!
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #28
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Ok I have the 15/16" socket and a new 1/2" plug but it appears like it's still going to be a tight fit to get the socket on the plug. Do I need to loosen any thing adjacent to the plug to get a little wiggle room? Bubba used pliers to put it in at the dealer a few months ago and really screwed up the holding area of the plug.
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I used an open end wrench cause there was no room for a socket.
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