Home & Garden

Can regular garden hose be used to drain hot water from hot water tank

  • Last Updated:
  • Jun 17th, 2021 11:02 am
[OP]
Deal Addict
May 23, 2006
1427 posts
444 upvotes
Vancouver

Can regular garden hose be used to drain hot water from hot water tank

As per title, is the hot water too hot for regular garden hose?

Or, maybe, turn off the hot water tank for an hour, use the remaining hot water for laundry/shower and etc. Then, the water in hot water tank will be cold or warm. Then, i use regular garden hose to drain the remaining warm/cold water in hot water tank?
5 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 30, 2005
1812 posts
1400 upvotes
Ottawa, ON
I use those stiff plastic garden hose. Works fine.
Deal Guru
Feb 9, 2006
12651 posts
7310 upvotes
Brampton
If you're flushing the tank. Turn it off overnight and flush it. IIRC it took like 4 hours for 50 gallons To go from hot to Luke warm so an hour is not enough.
Deal Expert
User avatar
Feb 11, 2007
18698 posts
21372 upvotes
GTA
You can fill it off pretty quickly by turning it off and running the hot water until it comes out warm.
If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
Deal Guru
Jan 25, 2007
11452 posts
6636 upvotes
Paris
I have a POS old piece of hose I cut off permanently attached to the bottom of my water heater so I can pull off a bucket once a month per manufactures instructions. Works fine.
Deal Addict
Nov 17, 2012
4186 posts
3392 upvotes
Toronto
Yes - I drain fully heated water from my cottage water heater all the time through some junky old hose.

Top

Thread Information

There is currently 1 user viewing this thread. (0 members and 1 guest)