Rheem electrical water heater drainage

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Sjking

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Need some help draining the above heater. The draining outlet is connected to a non return valve and inlet. Do i unscrew this Draining outlet or is there another way?
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That appears to be the cold water inlet for a "bottom supplied" water heater. Whoever connected it did NOT know he had to install a tee with a drain valve. You have to "redo" the connection to install the valve but will probably get very wet doing it.
 

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You might as well drain the WH to do what the above answer suggests...also you will have a hard time soldering a wet pipe.
 
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