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Do I really need to flush my hot water heater?

All tank water heaters collect stuff in the bottom of the tank. It's may be sand, dirt, small pebbles, mineral deposits, rust, or whatever. But over time you get a layer of it there. In electric ...
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What kind of oil is used in the TRD in my RUUD water heater?

According to the answers on this DIY question, the TRD is a Thermal Release Device that goes off if the combustion chamber temperature gets too high and is designed to cut off the flow of air in order ...
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Do I really need to flush my hot water heater?

The obvious first step is: do a flush and examine the product. If it's perfectly clear, then no need to flush (or flush as often). Now, water heaters with an internal electric heating element or with ...

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