Another way to drain a lugged water heater

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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        Is there trick ways to drain a water heater when the spigot is clogged with calcium or other? What do I do if a pump wont work?

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        Avatar photoCincinnatiPlumbing

          Usually I just remove the drain cock if there’s a floor drain close by however, if there isnt a safe place to drain the water then you’re up against a wall. I have used a shop vac on the cold water inlet to drain water heaters before. Its a pain having to dump the shop vac bucket numerous times til the water level is down, but if it were easy anyone could be a plumber. lol

          Good luck!

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          Avatar photoRetired plbg1

            Take the drain out and install a nipple and a full port valve and use rod are something to stick in there and loosen up sluge, you can try it with CW stop on but be ready to shut off press.

            Art retired plbg

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