Rusty hot water

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    • #276164
      Yang

      How do I clean my hot water heater? The water is coming out rusty.

    • #293535
      Retired plbg1
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      Sounds like it is rusting on inside, you can flush it out at drain. Turn off water open drain and drain heater down all the way and turn on water and let it run till it clears up, if it gets rusty again then look into buying a new heater.

    • #293536
      racefanone
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      Does rusty water come out of all the fixtures or just one ? What kind of water lines do you have,copper or galvanized steel? I have never ran across a heater rusting from the insidein my 34 years of plumbing.Usually rust is a sign of a bad fitting or wrong fitting in a line,i.e.black fitting in a galvanized line.

    • #293537
      oscar
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      If the water heater was rusting from inside,which is probably not the casell heaters are glassed lined.Buying a new heater would be the last thing to do until you check out the lines.Take a break Tired plbg.

      » This message has been edited by oscar on 06 January 2003

    • #293538
      robertgf
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      hey oscar time to go back to your trash can & take your attitude with you

    • #293539
      oscar
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      Hey Robert,take a hike

    • #293540
      oscar
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      Retired plbg must be from Missouri,you know you got to show him everything

    • #293541
      robertgf
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      good come back potsy

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