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October 22, 2013 3:48 PM Subscribe
I would like to use my house's water heater to fill a small outdoor soaking tub. Can I do this while the unit is running?
posted by Mr.Me to home & garden (5 answers total)
There is a drain at the bottom of the water heater and I would like to connect a hose to it and fill my tub. I would assume that as the water level in the heater dropped a float switch would trigger the heater to be refilled and that eventually the water draining from the bottom of the tank would begin to run cold.
Am I going to damage my water heater doing this? Is it possible to "overheat" the water heater by draining water out of the bottom of the unit while it is running? Is this a stupid idea?