Am trying to do my first flush since the tank auto shutoff last night. I reset the motherboard and it is working again but there is A LOT of sediment inside that I want to flush out before heating the tank back up. I saw a video where the plumber recommended replacing the flush valve with a full port valve to allow the larger particles to escape.
is it possible my factory installed plastic valve is already the size, diameter, or same whatever measurement of the full port valve, rendering an exchange pointless?
i heard these are easy to break. i do see where the threads are and want to remove the valve but obviously would rather have a tank with a small valve and some sediment rather than having to get a new tank if the piece breaks off. what's the likelihood of this?
would appreciate a reply asap! i'm going to pick up the full port valve now and will check back later.
...so no one responded and I removed the plastic valve anyway successfully. unfortunately the ball valve i got from the store doesn't fit the heater!...
How important is it to remove most of the sediment vs. some?
Installed the brass full port valve (needed nipples on both sides) and only the sides connected to the valve are both leaking. Did i not use enough tape (1 wrap) or need some thread sealant? Are they supposed to seal easily? Seems like people complain about leaks on these often.