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Water tank Dismantle

Hello, After cleaning the water system with a bleach The water tank full of sediment. How do I dismantle the pipes from the tank (it's not a screw connection). Tanks. david

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Usually they are push in connectors. You can remove the lines by pressing in on the little surface ring on the fitting while pulling on the line. It should pop off easily, to re-install just press in till the line fully seats. Neat fittings!

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How do you get mold out of fresh tanks?


There should be a fresh water fill on the outside of the coach. If not then there is a valve that would need to be turned that will allow water to be put into the fresh water tank. If that is the case then it will be a bit more difficult to put bleach into the fresh water tank but not impossible. There will be a pump that draws fresh water out of the tank. You can disconnect the input and output lines. Connect the input line which comes from the fresh water tank to the output side of the pump. Then using a flexible line with a 1/2" pipe thread fitting, connect that to the input side of the pump. Put the loose end of the flexible line into a gallon of bleach and turn the pump on. It will draw the bleach out of the container and pump it into the fresh water holding tank. Now return the plumbing of the pump back to the original configuration. Using the valve system complete filling the fresh water tank with fresh water and allow to sit for a couple of days. Then open the low point drain on the fresh water tank and completely drain. When the coach is not in use make sure the tank is completely drained. There is also a fresh water treatment that you can purchase at your local rv parts department.

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Hard water sediment build up


If you clean sediment out of tank, it will restore full efficiency to electric water heater:http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#electric
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My frigidare crown series washer won't drain the


Remove the back cover and later the drum drain pipe. If a filter is present, dismantle and clean out. Most often the cause is a object that that is hindering the operation of the spinning pump. Dismantle and clean the pump.

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What preventive maintenance should be carried out on salt water sofeteners


in as far was the water softener you need to do your salt tank, about every two years let the salt get low. when its hit a low point with proper safety gear face mask and eye cover and gloves remove the old salt and wash out the tank. then install new salt dispose of the old salt. I bury mine where I dont want grass th grow.

The tank itself should be cleaned and re charged about every 3 years fo a family of 4, If you have a double tank system you can go 4 years.

In as far as what can you do for a fauect and valves just keep the outside clean, like a watter heater spray the pipes with WD 40 inside the pipes under the sink WD 40 them on top just keep them clean with soap and water. If you see a spot that is starting to rot. Take a tooth brush and (an OLD ONE) brush the area. now take so food oil and wipe it down let it sit for a hour then with a dry cloth buff the area. repeat when needed.

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We aare in a home unit with a Rheem 80 gallon electric hot water system installed JANUARY 2011 it and it has issued terrifyingly loud rumbling noises. When I pulled the pressure release lever i t...


1) The pressure release valve is operating correctly and the sound it made is typical.
So pressure release is okay.
Always protect yourself from very hot water that can spray out of pressure release.

2) Rumbling sound is typical sign of sediment build-up inside tank, and usually indicates that tank needs to be cleaned out.
Seems odd that a brand-new tank could have sediment after only 8-9 months.
Did somebody recycle a 'new-looking' heater and sell it as 'new' heater?
Look at label on side of tank, and find brand and serial number to find actual age of water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

3) Because sound might not be sediment.
You can add a comment and it will send e-mail, and I will continue to answer.
No reason to be terrified of water heater. They are very safe, and homeowner can fix electric water heater same day for a few dollars.

4) Please listen to exactly where sound is coming from.

5) If sound seems to come from the pipes, and pipes are vibrating, then the plumbing is suspect, for example a check-valve, or pressure valve, and we can talk about that when you add a comment.

6) If sound is from inside the tank, then I suggest you turn off power, let water cool, drain water heater, open bottom of water heater, remove element, and check for sediment.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html
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My water heater makes hoise what can i do to make it quiter


You posted under electric water heater.

1) Gas or electric, the noise is from sediment build-up inside tank.
Once sediment builds up, the only way to solve problem is to clean the tank out.

2) To restore full efficiency to electric water heater and stop the noise, clean the tank:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html
3) To clean gas water heater is more difficult and less successful:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

4) To prevent sediment problem, flush water heater each 6 months before sediment can build up.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#flushelectric

5) Other things to know for water heater maintenance.
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Where do you put the filtration system if you want to eliminate all sediment from your hot water tank. Doe's it go before or after the softener and into the hot water tank?


There are two water lines connected to water heater.
One is marked Hot and the other Cold.
The shut off valve is on the Cold line.

To eliminate sand and dirt from entering your water heater, the 'sediment' filter should be installed on Cold line.
Sand and dirt are sometimes called sediment, but this type of sediment is not the same as calcium carbonate sediment that accumulates inside a tank that receives hard water.

When you have hard water, then water heater makes calcium carbonate 'sediment' deposits that accumulate in bottom of tank. A 'sediment' filter will not prevent this problem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

If you have hard water, to prevent calcium carbonate from forming inside tank, you need a water softener.
Water softener will prevent calcium carbonate sediment forming inside tank.
However water softener will shorten life of water heater anode rod.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

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I have a hotpoint hot water heater it's about 6 years old. When I turn the hot water on it runs very slowly the water pressure is very low and it's like this throughout the house how do I fix this problem...


You have clog in the water line.
Since all hot water pipes are involved, clog is probably near water heater.

Buy pressure gauge at hardware store that threads onto hose connection.
Brady BTG 100 at Amazon
Picture of gauge

Check outdoor pressure for baseline pressure in your home.
Turn off electricity to hot water heater for an hour or two so there is not scalding water.
Open drain valve on water heater to see if water heater is clogged with sediment.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html

Put pressure gauge on drain valve and compare with outside pressure.
Open hot water spigot on bathtub and see if tank pressure drops ... if tank pressure drops significantly with bathtub spigot on, then clog is on incoming cold water before tank, and could be on outgoing hot water pipes too.
If tank pressure stays about the same, then clog is on outgoing hot water pipes.

Clog can be sediment caught in cold water shut off valve located above tank. Open and close valve and test pressure again. Take apart incoming cold water pipes above tank and check for sediment. Replace valve. Look at condition of cold water nipple on top of tank.

Sediment caught at hot water elbow near tank.
Sediment can fill up old pipes. Take apart hot water pipes above water heater and see condition.
Look at condition of hot water nipple on top of tank.
You may have to take apart pipes up to first or second elbow.

Pipes can decay at joint where copper pipe connects to galvanized pipe. Check for copper to galvanized connections on cold or hot pipes and replace section of galvanized pipe. Copper pipe will probably be good, the galvanized pipe will deteriorate. Replace copper-to-galvanized joint with 3/4" non-conducting union from hardware store

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How to replace filter on an undersink culligan reverse osmosis filter


Turn off the incoming water supply, turn off the valve on storage tank, open the RO faucet and let pressure off. Have a pan ready, remove the sediment pre-filter housing and post-carbon housing.
Use latex gloves when changing filters, add 1 tsp bleach to each housing and clean them thoroughly before installing filters. Make sure all bleach is rinsed out before installing filters. Turn the water back on to system, turn the tank back on and run 2 tanks of water out before using water again.
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Our heater is 3yrs old and it is giving off a metalic smell when the hot water tap is turned on. We have had other hot water tanks and never had this problem. This is the first Moffat hot water tank we...


This may sound strange, but here is what to do. (the full explaination is rather long)

Turn power off to the heater. Turn off water supply to heater. Drain at least a gallon of water out of the heater and diconnect one of the pipes at the top. Add a gallon of bleach. Reconnect pipe. Turn water back on to heater and run each hot water faucet in the house until you can detect the odor of bleach, then shut them off. Let the system stand for at least an hour. Now, turn each valve back on and run until the odor of bleach is gone. Turn power back on to heater.

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