Forum Title: Draining a 40 gallon water tank
I live in Long Island and my house was flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy. I had to replace my boiler and my hot water heater as well as everything else I had on the first floor. My problem as I found out by my Oil Company is that the plumber I used to install my boiler obviously did not know what he was doing he did not leave a bleed off valve for my boiler or drain for my water tank. I recently hired a licensed plumber who tells me that he may have to flood my boiler room to get the water out of my water tank. Does this sound like the appropriate way to resolve my problem? Please let me know if there is any way that I can have him drain the tank without creating a flood. Thank you, Harry
Category: Plumber Post By: HAZEL JENSEN (Palm Desert, CA), 06/26/2017

Thanks for your reply John, This is not a water heater its a water tank the hot water is supplied by the boiler. Unfortunately, the plumber that installed it did not add a drain valve in order for me to drain the tank. I'll be happy to provide a picture if this helps. Harry

- MELVIN GUZMAN (Del Rio, TX), 09/26/2017

Post a picture. Water heater drains are installed by the manufacture. As far as the boiler it depends on what you have.

- RUTH THOMPSON (Bloomington, IL), 10/12/2017

Couldn't you drain into a large bucket and use a cheap, Harbor Freight sump pump to pump it out properly?

- ANTHONY LEE (Peoria, AZ), 10/15/2017

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