Well. the link to This Old House from DerbyDad demonstrates that one *can*
safely remove a boiler tap, *and*
inlet water from the bottom. S
eeing is believing. Thanks DD for this.
Re getting stirred-up sediment in the output, I don't see how that would ha
ppen as the outlet is still at the top. That's a long way up for the heavy
sediment to go. Besides, a working dip tube delivers the water near the b
ottom anyway. That's the point of it.
Finally, to Mr. Philo: 75 Gal HWH is big *and*
heavy, without the water.
I put it in (empty) myself. If you think it's not, maybe you could come he
re and tip it while I watch how you do it. ;-)