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Bumpyroad

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Posted: 08/04/20 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I tried a brass plug for the water heater drain and had trouble getting it to seal.


Did you use pipe sealant, either teflon tape or paste??


yep, tried both. interestingly however, when months/years later I pulled the plug out, there was a hiss of air so it had to have sealed sometime.
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X2 on painting it if it's exposed to the sun. Or, if you want to Canuck-It....wrap with hockey tape , Eh!


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On atwood water heaters DO NOT USE A METAL VALVE..
I have used, with limited success. a short CPVC pipe then a brass valve
But.. Only limited success.

One option is a plastic (nylon) to barb fitting and a short hose with you choice of valve on the end. Be sure to use a hose that can take the degrees F.


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isn't this a lot of angst over nothing. I mean a $2.00 part replaced every 5 years?
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Bumpyroad wrote:

isn't this a lot of angst over nothing. I mean a $2.00 part replaced every 5 years?
bumpy


Especially since I am 100% positive he is talking about his fresh water tank drain[emoticon] The Atwood tank plug is covered by the door and rarely is exposed to UV. Suburbans have a METAL anode rod plug and UV would not cause any problems. Doug

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Chris Bryant wrote:

I have seen them, though not lately. You can just spray paint the plastic one and it will last forever, same with most plastic items.


Thanks Chris!

I've never thought of painting it. I'd hate to have it fail in the middle of nowhere...

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