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Re: Hot Water Heater

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tomNE

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we have had a electric heater in our house over 50yrs. they make a special curved element for heaters with lime deposits BUT if you put one in, you need to drain and flush the tank at least once a year. if its down in a hole with no drain; it will be more of a challenge but you should still hook a hose onto the drain nozzle on the heater and let cold water run for an hour. be sure to turn off electricity. mine is on the main floor, so I turn off the water and open the vent on top the tank and drain it dry, then flush it a few times. they do clean out nice. if you have a wash tub to run it into in the cellar, you can get an elec pump and put it into the tub.
only caution I will give is the factory drain valve isn't very high quality. it might be fun to get it to shut completely off. I now change my valve. but never failed to get the factory one shut off but it worried me!
also; I use socket from my 3/4 drive set.

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