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Draining a Richmond model 54P50E-1 water heater but it will…

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Draining a Richmond model...

Draining a Richmond model 54P50E-1 water heater but it will only drain slowly

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Just installed house filters in water line and wanted to start with new water in heater

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Not a problem but it's trikling slow instead of drainin as gfast as I thought it would

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It's draining filters are in just wanted to drain heater and restart with filtered water, it's what she wants, need I say more

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: HVAC
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Hello, you may need to remove one of the pipe fittings on top of the water heater to let air in, OR open one of the hot taps in the house.

If you have already tried that, you may need to poke a thin steel rod into the drain connection to break away some of the water scale blocking the opening.

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