Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
Hot water drain valve
I used a screwdriver before, but the groove gets damaged.
Is there a circular knob I can attach to this?
STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,128Use a fatter flat head screw driver or a thickish fender washer.steve0
Or replace it with a brass nipple and one of these:
Thanks, matt. That looks better.
But I was hoping for some kind of tool I can insert, so I don't have to use a screwdriver or metal plate.0
Hi @person45 , I like what @mattmia2 says. Just use a plastic lined steel nipple between that valve and the tank. You may need a nipple around four inches long so the handle will open fully, though this depends on the thickness of insulation on the tank. Another approach is to use a standard full port valve with a three inch lined nipple and a brass hose adapter. That cap is a nice touch, particularly if there are children around! A ball valve can be cleared in place unlike the bib-type drain valve.
- 121.3K All Categories
- 84K THE MAIN WALL
- 2.9K A-C, Heat Pumps & Refrigeration
- 53 Biomass
- 417 Carbon Monoxide Awareness
- 40 Chimneys & Flues
- 1.7K Domestic Hot Water
- 4.7K Gas Heating
- 119 Geothermal
- 155 Indoor-Air Quality
- 3K Oil Heating
- 56 Pipe Deterioration
- 770 Plumbing
- 5.4K Radiant Heating
- 362 Solar
- 14K Strictly Steam
- 3K Thermostats and Controls
- 51 Water Quality
- 625 Buy, Sell, Barter
- 38 Industry Classes
- 73 Job Opportunities
- 17 Recall Announcements