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Old 10-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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Draining water heater question (Atwood)

I have a 2010 Jay Feather 22y. I am trying to drain the water heater on my unit and I am having trouble determining the correct size of socket to use. The drain plug is made of a plastic material. I have tried SAE and metric sockets. Each socket I try is either slightly to large or slightly to small. I am beginning to think it takes a special tool. I even found a video online that explained how to winterize your RV. It stated that Atwood water heaters should take a 7/8 in. socket. That size proved to be slightly to small. It is amazing that given the large amount of paper (owners manuals etc.) about each appliance I got when I purchased the unit non of it seems to be of any value in answering even simple questions. I am hoping someone has figured the answer to this and can help me out. Thanks
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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As I remember the water heaters owners manual said the plug should be hand tightened only. I was able to loosen mine by hand and have always done same when tightening. Did you try using your hand to get it out? If it's too tight to get out by hand I'd call dealer or Jayco and ask them.

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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15/16" should do it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:34 PM   #4
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15 / 16 worked for me 2014 White hawk
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:15 PM   #5
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maybe try a small crescent wrench?
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:29 PM   #6
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Did you try 17mm?
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:33 PM   #7
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I use a 15/16 on my 29fbs
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:08 PM   #8
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One of the ends of a 4 prong lug wrench used to fit my Atwood WH.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:28 PM   #9
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Mine is also 15/16"
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:31 PM   #10
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Can't you just open the low point drain and open a faucet to break the vacuum? There should be a one way valve AFTER the water heater, but I don't think there is one before...
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