I woke up a few days ago to inch deep water in my walk in closet. I checked
my Depends, and that wasn't it.
My hot water heater had a coronary during the night.
So, I went out, and disconnected everything. I hooked up a hose and went to
drain it. Opened the valve ..... counter clockwise ......... lefty loosey
......... and no water came out the end. So, since it already wouldn't
work, I figured I would twist off the stem, and drain it down a v shaped
piece of sheetmetal I had onto the ground.
The stem twisted off, and not a drop of water came out.
So, I horsed the heater, with 50 gallons of water in it out of the enclosure
to a place where I could tip it over. It was full. Grunt. Fart. Wheeze.
Questions: Why didn't it drain? Why didn't it put out water when I twisted
off the stem?
Only thing I can think is that it was so full of sediment, it was clogged,
or the seat was frozen and didn't move.
Oh, yeah. I put a pan under the new one, like the boneheads SHOULD HAVE
DONE on this one.
$15, and it sure makes a difference when your water heater dies.