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Old 09-30-2012, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TipsChic View Post
About every six months or so, to avoid sediment buildup in your hot water heater, you should open the drain at the bottom of the heater, and let the water run into a bucket until it looks clear.
If your gas water heater has a piezo-electric (spark) igniter, be sure to check the filter that protects the igniter and, if needed, clean the filter (be sure you check your instruction manual) at the same time you drain sediment from your tank). I spent close to $150 a few months ago because we couldn't get the heater relit after it went out unexpectedly. The reason? Cat hair had clogged the filter!
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