How can a homeowner drain a hot water heater?

Answer Most hot water heaters are built with a drain feature. There is usually a drain at the bottom and a vent at the top. This helps speed up the drainage process.BucketEmpty the tank by filling a bucke... Read More »

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How do you drain water from 40 gallon hot water heater in my house?

At the bottom front edge, there should be a hose connection. Attach a garden hose to it and then open the valve. Because sediment can collect at the bottom of the heater, they can drain slow someti... Read More »

How to Drain a Water Heater?

Part of the recommended yearly water heater maintenance is to drain it, removing any sediment at the bottom. Water is held in the tank and heated. Minerals separate from the water during this proce... Read More »

How do I drain a water heater?

Turn Off the HeaterTurn off your hot water heater by shutting off the gas valve on a gas water heater, or unplugging the electrical cord on an electrical water heater. Wait 2 hours before continuin... Read More »

How do I drain a gas hot water heater?

Turn off the GasShut off the gas supply for the water heater by turning off the gas supply valve. Also turn off the water supply knob on the heater.Attach a HoseAttach a hose to the drain outlet on... Read More »