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Old 01-17-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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water heater gooie drain water

i've drained my atwood waterheater twice this year. the last time, there was milky water drained and left a slippery residue on the concrete slab. no odor, just a gooie consisgtency. any suggestions as to what this is??
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Paw I think its just the residue left over from the water due to the heating. Just rinse it good.
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PawPaw, The residue is the same precipitated mineral hardness that fills your home water heater. You have discovered why it is important to drain and flush the hot water tank often, depending on the water hardness of your area. You can get a small diameter flush tube that will allow you to remove more of the deposits. Keep up with the maintenance! Jim
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thanks guys, one good heater drain flush coming up.
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