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Old 11-26-2017, 05:56 PM   #1
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Draining the water tank?

How do I get that remaining inch or so of water out of the water tank? Our Escape is within 1/8" of level, but the tank drain valve is placed about 1" above the tank bottom leaving a puddle of water in the tank...
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:08 PM   #2
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How do I get that remaining inch or so of water out of the water tank? Our Escape is within 1/8" of level, but the tank drain valve is placed about 1" above the tank bottom leaving a puddle of water in the tank...
I've never understood why they make the tanks with a drain on the side instead of the bottom, but as Glenn mentions, leaving a small amount of water in the tank isn't a problem. You just sanitize the water system when you next use it.

Another option if you must get all the water out is to glue in a plug or valve on the bottom of the tank.
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How do I get that remaining inch or so of water out of the water tank? Our Escape is within 1/8" of level, but the tank drain valve is placed about 1" above the tank bottom leaving a puddle of water in the tank...
If you want to block up one side you can get a little more out, or park on a slope and open the drain cock. But as has been stated, that ice disk that will form in the belly of the tank doesn’t hurt a thing.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:06 AM   #5
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OK - I won't worry about a little water left in the tank. All winterized now. Thanks
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