After draining my water heater and shutting off my drain valve.What is the best way to stop a The drain valve on the water heater is leaking after draining the water heater with the water hose. I turned the drain valve off very tight. However, the drain valve continues to drip. What should I do to stop the drips. Thanks in the firstname.lastname@example.org
The drain valve on a water heater is not the highest quality one they could get. In fact if there were a cheaper one they would use it. The correct repair is to unscrew the old valve and install a brass nipple and female hose faucet. This is assuming your valve is not plastic and breaks off when you try to remove it. In that case, it will be a slightly more complicated job, but will still be the best way to go.