I just wondered, I allways used to flush my HW heater yearly, then read
a whole lot ( mostly from this NG) about how sediment builds up, and
that a dip tube which "swirls" the water helps alot... BUT, we have a
whole house recirculating pump which runs during the day to speed up HW
delivery. Wouldnt this reduce , if not eliminate the need to drain the
thing? The pump is attached to the bottom of the tank off of the drain
line. I will be honest, I dont know whether water goes in there or out
, but at any rate , the water at the bottom must be stirred up quite a
Any ideas on this?
Its not that big a deal to drain it, I am just curious..