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Re: [Shop-talk] well that can't be good...

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] well that can't be good...
From: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 23:06:04 -0400 wrote:
> so I read doug shook's post about water heater maintenance and that got me 
>thinking I haven't drained the heater recently, and maybe a new anode couldn't 
>hurt, either. 
> so I hook up the hose, open the valve, and...nothing. take off the hose, open 
>the valve. still nothing. a dribble. 
> I guess it's been so long that sediment appears to have completely clogged up 
>the drain valve. 
> the question is: what do I do now? 
Hook up the hose with a nozzle on the end.  The shorter the nose, the 
better.  Shut off the incoming water supply.  Open all the hot water 
faucets in the house.  Make sure the nozzle is closed.  Open the drain 
valve.  Have everyone in the house jump up and down on the hose is sync. 
> I just closed the valve, just in case, but it seems to me that this is 
>probably not a Good Thing. 
> any ideas? 
> and while I'm asking, how exactly does one replace the anode? are they all in 
>the same place? there's no decal with an arrow that says, "anode here". 
> thanks. 
> scott 
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