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Old 07-28-2014, 07:57 AM   #31
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Mine has a low point drain on the bottom of the camper for the hot water also, so luckily I don't have to mess with the plug.
Unless I am mistaken, most hot water heaters I have seen feed from the top of the tank. When you are using low point drains, you are draining water in the lines, not from the hot water tank. If you are using this method to drain water for winterizing, you could be setting yourself up for a problem. You may be leaving the hot water heater full of water. But I have been wrong once or maybe twice before!

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Old 07-28-2014, 10:18 AM   #32
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Unless I am mistaken, most hot water heaters I have seen feed from the top of the tank. When you are using low point drains, you are draining water in the lines, not from the hot water tank. If you are using this method to drain water for winterizing, you could be setting yourself up for a problem. You may be leaving the hot water heater full of water. But I have been wrong once or maybe twice before!




I suspect you are correct. I never heard of a rig having a low point drain on the water heater. On the hot water lines yes. Remove the plug and open a hw faucet to drain the heater.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:03 PM   #33
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Have to say, my greyhawk has low point drains on both hot and cold. and yes i use them for winter prep. also use the by-pass for the water heater - no problems yet. Adn i release pressure by opening the kitchen faucet.
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