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cubancigar2000 26-Jan-11 - 09:10 AM ET
ken1okie 26-Jan-11 - 09:16 AM ET
need to shoot more 26-Jan-11 - 09:18 AM ET
slipping into darkness 26-Jan-11 - 09:21 AM ET
cubancigar2000 26-Jan-11 - 09:24 AM ET


Subject: Water heater ( no drain valve?)
From: cubancigar2000
Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 - 09:10 AM ET
Website Address: melbagunclub.webs.com

I am putting a new water heater in at the club. The one I bought ( GE 10 gal electric) has no drain. It has only three holes. Hot water on side at top, cold water on side at bottom and pressure relief valve at side on top. My thoughts are to put a T in where the cold water is at the bottom so I can open the valve and drain it with the cold water inlet turned off & relief valve open. We do not heat the club so it must be drained when not in use to prevent freezing. Will this work? The diagram shows running a drain off the relief valve but I cannot see that working as it is at the top??

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Subject: Water heater ( no drain valve?)
From: ken1okie
Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 - 09:16 AM ET
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The drain off the relief valve is used as a pipe away to avoid water in the area of the water heater in case of an over pressure situation. The tee and valve on the cold side should work fine.

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Subject: Water heater ( no drain valve?)
From: need to shoot more
Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 - 09:18 AM ET
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Hey Cubin, the issuse is the tank would still be filled. I would do what you are suggesting but invert the tank ( hang/mount ) upside down. Jim

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Subject: Water heater ( no drain valve?)
From: slipping into darkness
Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 - 09:21 AM ET
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I think your going at it the right way, I don't know how it would drain going up against gravity out the relief value, unless you apply air pressure but you still wound not get all the water out.

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Subject: Water heater ( no drain valve?)
From: cubancigar2000
Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 - 09:24 AM ET
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Thx guys - sometimes you can find out more here than on google. This forum has the best folks anywhere ( but it is no wonder, we are all trapshooters or at least shooters of some kind)

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