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 Water heater flush
Author: Kyle T Butler (AL)

I need to flush a water heater but there is no spigot on the drain pipe. The pipe comes out of the water heater goes up and into the wall, and I cannot find where it goes. There is some sort of pump on the pipe that is wired to a switch on the wall. What should I do?

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: hj (AZ)

You must be referring to the T&P valve discharge, although it should NOT "go up and out the wall". How about a photo of the water heater, particularly the bottom front area.

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: Paul48 (CT)

Re-circ?

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: Kyle T Butler (AL)

It's not the tp valve. I guess I also need help posting pictures on here.

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: Kyle T Butler (AL)

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: hj (AZ)

A picture of the pump does not help. WE need to see how the pipes connect to the tank. Maybe someone removed the drain valve and used the connection for that pipe. BUT, there appear to be two pipes connected to the tank so maybe this is a solar system.

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: Kyle T Butler (AL)

It's not a solar system.



big one on the left is the cold water supply.

Smaller one on the right is the one with the recirculating pump on it.



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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: hj (AZ)

Someone, who was/is an @#$%&, used the drain opening for the circulation pump and DID NOT relocate the drain valve. Until you DO relocate the valve, there is no way to flush your heater.

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: packy (MA)

exactly.. and i might add... good luck draining that tank so you can put a drain valve at the bottom.

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 Re: Water heater flush
Author: Kyle T Butler (AL)

Uuuuggh. I guess I will have to call some one for that. In another case I have three plumed in series. Should I drain the downstream first and work my way up?

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