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Old 05-13-2016, 05:41 AM   #1
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Emptying Water Heater Tank for Storage

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Got my new Airstream 2 weeks ago. Very happy but had to put it in storage right away as the building inspector in the town where I live in northern NJ immediately issued a summons for putting it in my driveway. So in my haste and inexperience the one thing I forgot was to empty the hot water heater tank.
Any issues leaving the tank full for a few weeks until I get to it?
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:01 AM   #2
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no. You only have to empty it in Winter when storing. I open the drain plug, then after most water is out I use a shop vac to suck out the remainder.
A few weeks should be no issue for the tank
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:11 AM   #3
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Agreed fine as-is. Be sure to drain and fill all lines with fresh water, diluted with bleach per other threads to sanitize the lines, and same for fresh water tank. Rinse rinse rinse etc..
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:06 PM   #4
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What a bummer you can't look at your new baby everyday city ordinances ? There needs to be an exception for Airstreams !
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:09 PM   #5
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At this time of year, your hot water heater and water will be fine. We go camping once a month or so, and don't do anything to the water heater when the Bambino is not in use.
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