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jeanpaulmiller
Raising a water heat to access drain.
jeanpaulmiller

I have an electric water heater and I can not drain the tank because the aluminum flood basin block access to the hose drain port. I want to put it on a stand inside the tub so I can do regular maintenance on the device. I know people put gas heaters on bricks but can put electric ones on bricks will the bricks ruin the bottom of an electric water heater or ruin the drain pan? I only need to raise the height 2 inches. (to move the tank I was planning on using a long hose and siphoning the water out of the tank from the top failing that a transfer pump)

Jack
Re: Raising a water heat to access drain.
Jack

I have mine on 2 concrete blocks topped with a piece of ply wood. Personally I prefer it setting on wood. Build a wood frame out of 2X4's and set a piece of 3/4 plywood on top. The will raise it 2ΒΌ". Be sure power is off while draining and do not turn back on until tank is refiled.

Jack

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