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I have a 30 gal propane water heater, model 29-30 and a ser

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I have a 30 gal propane water heater, model 29-30 and a ser no I can hardly read. How do I remove and replace the plastic drain valve which is leaking. I have unscrewed it but it will not come loose from heater.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

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It should just unscrew from the tank. Can you give me a picture? I don't understand why it's not coming out.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I failed to mention it is a Rheem brand heater. The plastic drain valve with knob is integrated into standard c.i. pipe threaded at both ends and screwed into tank. I have busted the plastic and removed the pipe. I will replace the assembly with a standard shutoff valve. I think the problem is resolved. Thanks for the timely response.
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

You're welcome