|Posted by Phil Estrada on July 08, 2002 at 12:42:22:|
|In response to Re: Water leak around thermostat (reliance 805 sta-kleen)|
: : : In the first place, you do not have to install a valve to "bleed" air from the system. Opening a faucet will do that the first time it is used. I suspect the dirty water may be due to you having a State, Reliance, GE, or other tank with a Duron liner, and an element was replaced with an ordinary steel one, which is rusting and discoloring the water.
: : : : Had a plumber replace piping (exit from HW heater) due to a leak. He installed some type of valve on a nearby pipe to "bleed" the system of air that accumulated during the repair. He then removed ~10 gallons of really cruddy looking water from the newly installed valve to remove the air from the lines. The water got progressively clearer toward the end. However, our hot water in the house is still a moderate brownish color 4 weeks later. Any suggestions? Do I need to drain the heater? If so, can you give advice or point me to a previous message on how to do this? Very much appreciated. Trent
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