Originally posted by nc hvacman On electrics you can remove the bottom element-QUICKLY thread in a 1 1/2" female with ball valve attached that attaches to LARGE drain pipe. Cut on ball valve and it will drain in a flash.Especially after you remove the TandP and inlet and outlet lines. Much better than draining out of the garden hose drain.
SHAAAAZAM!! What a great idea! Which gives me another idea...on Gas water heaters, why couldn't you unscrew the thermostat and drain from that opening?
I seem to get the water heaters in a garage, you know...the nasty buggers on a stand that refuse to drain. A rig like you're talking about could save lots of bucket time!
Back when I was young(er) and foolish, I used to manhandle the (full) tank to a place near the floor drain and break off the drain valve.