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Providing You With Answers About Our Turbo Tank
It depends on many factors, but even in extreme cases it generally doesn’t take over thirty minutes.
There is still about a quart or so of sediment left after cleaning but this is OK and will not hurt anything.
The seal nut and seal may be replaced with a common faucet tailpiece nut and seal. These are available in most hardware stores along with the “O” ring.
It is not necessary to spin at high speeds. If your drill has different speed ranges, choose the slowest one. If there is an extremely large amount of sediment in your tank, start off by spinning slowly in the reverse direction. This will help keep the slurry thinned out enough to prevent any plug ups. To remove the sediment faster switch to the forward direction and increase the speed. Near the end of the cleaning, increase the speed a little more and alternate between forward and reverse to sweep the agitator back and forth across the bottom of the tank. Don’t worry to much about getting the last little bit out. Leave a little for next time.
The length of the hose doesn’t seem to matter much as long as it doesn’t have any kinks or restrictions in it. Expandable hoses are more likely to plug because they have small holes in their ends that restrict the flow of the water.
It is not recommended. Large amounts of sediment may plug up drain lines. If it is not possible to dispose of it outside, a good way to trap the sediment indoors is to place a large garbage can in your shower or bath tub and run the slurry into it and let the overflow go down the drain.
It varies from place to place, but if it has been over five years it is probably about time.
Sediment will accumulate in them just as it does in an electric one. It will reduce your volume of hot water, decrease its efficiency and shorten its life span. When your heater is popping and hissing at you, it is actually crying and begging to be cleaned.