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how do I drain a water heater that's leaking?

how do i drain my leaking water heater?

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Posted 2014-01-07T23:34:42+0000  by gautry66 gautry66
 

First shut off the electricity or gas.  Shut off the water supply to the water heater, it should be on the cold water side.

 

There has to be a floor drain somewhere.  If you have to drain up to a sink or something else, you're going to need a pump.  Attach a hose to the drain and run it to the floor drain.  Open the T&P valve (pull up on the little lever) to let air into the tank.  Open hot water valves elsewhere in the house to drain the lines and let air in.

It can take a while for the tank to drain so be patient.

Posted 2014-01-08T00:05:38+0000  by Adam444

thanks i appreciate the help!!

Posted 2014-01-08T00:09:42+0000  by gautry66
 
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