How to Drain a Water Heater : How-To : DIY Network

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How To Drain Your Condominium Hot Water HeaterLiving in a condominium is NOT entirely without maintenance responsibilities. But, I’d be willing to guess that 95% of most condominium owners never drain their hot water heater!

How to Drain a Water Heater

Learn how to drain a water heater and prevent a surprising cold shower with this project from DIY Network.
Another option if you really are not comfortable with this project and lack the tools (I mean really who in a condo HAS a garden hose?) then check with your Concierge and find a plumber that has done work in your building.  You might want to get a couple estimates for this project, but maintaining your hot water heater can save you big bucks in the future.
To replace a hot water heater will cost between $300-800 depending on the size, location and how easily it can be accessed. I’ve seen one condo building where the hot water heaters are ABOVE YOUR HEAD in the closet…and that cannot be an easy repair!
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