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Question by xkiss_thisx2: How long does it take for a 40 gallon hot water tank to drain?
I am changing out my hot water tank and it seems like its taking forever to drain is that normal?
thanks hyperdog, Im just alittle impatient but it finally did drain and I have my new one put in. You were right it was pretty heavy but I just inched it out the door.
Answer by frak1a12345
Depends. I assume that you are using a garden hose to go to the outside of the house. Make sure that the drain valve is open all the way. Also, crack open one of the fittings on top of the heater to let air into the tank otherwise you may be developing a vacuum inside the tank that can slow the draining dramatically. I would guess that a 40 gallon tank should take less than 10 minutes to drain.
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Question by Brandon: How to disconnect rusted plumbing from hot water tank?
I have hot water tank in my house that I am running new plumbing to (CPVC) and I know how to connect it but the connection from the hot water tank seems to be rusted or fused together somehow. It isn’t soldered on so it should unscrew but the connection is old. Basically, I need to find a way to take this loose. I’ve tried wd-40 with a pipe wrench but its on there good! Somebody suggested heating it up with a propane torch and then trying to loosen it. Any suggestions?
Answer by not as think as you drunk I am
get a big enough pipe that will slide over the handle of your pipe wrench and give you more leverage, don’t heat it
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