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Water Heater

Posted by David on March 17th, 2003 07:38 AM
In reply to Leaky Water Heater by Rodney Dolorin on March 16th, 2003 09:50 PM [Go to top of thread]

Rodney, if you shut off the water & drain the tank, yes; shut off the gas to the water heater.

If there's only 1 shutoff valve on the water heater, and it's on the hot pipe, you'll need to shut down the house; if it's on the cold pipe, that's all you would need to close.

Use a garden hose as Carl said, open the drain, then open several hot water faucets like the tub, vanity, etc, to speed the draining process. Once it's drained a few minutes, you can also open the T&P valve on the water heater, too.

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