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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Source of emergency water

our water heater can be a great source of clean water in an emergency.  There could be 75 gallons of water in there.  
The water can be drained out of the bottom of the tank.  There is a built in spigot. 
Practice to drain your water heater now before you have to do it in a crisis. 

Steps for draining your water heater.

1.  Turn the power off to the water heater.

2.  Turn the incoming water supply off.

3.  Attach a hose to the spigot and place the end into a bucket.

4.  Open the pressure relief valve at the top of the tank, or turn on a hot water tap in your home.

5.  Open the spigot and collect the water in your bucket. 
Water will be hot so be careful.

You will want to filter this water just because there might be sediment in it.


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