Recently had a well pump replaced and my pump guy is telling me I have
to drain my hot water heater to remove sediment.
He is saying that I have to "shut off" the water heater to ensure it
doesn't "burn out".
How to I turn off the water heater and how can I make sure that I
restart the system safely?
Can I just turn the water off to all the input piping and then drain it
and then turn them back on?
Thanks in advance!
Is it a gas or electric water heater?
If electric, turn it off. Usually at the breaker box, sometimes by
unplugging it (if it has a plug and is not hard wired).
If gas, turn the control knob to pilot. You may have to press the knob
in while turning.
To clean: No need to turn water off. You need the water coming in to
flush it. Connect a garden hose to the drain. Lead the other end to a
place that water won't flood, and open the drain valve for 30-60
seconds. Close drain valve, remove and put hose away, turn on water
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