Sediment in the Water Heater

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      MasterPlumbers
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      Is it normal to have sediment in the water heater?? It is a Envi-ro-temp one, 40 gallons, is giving us troubles with keeping the water warm and now that I checked it, it has a lot of sediment.

      Is it ok to wash it off???? Is it normal???

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      Retired plbg1
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      If you have an El. WH then take out bottom element and use wet vet and suck sediment out. Make sure you drain it and turn off EL. first. I take a piece of water hose and tape it on my vac and suck it out that way. You need to get a 1-5/8″ deep socket to get out element.

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