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RV Doctor: Water Heater Drain Plug

Wayne asks how to remove a broken water heater drain plug.

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  1. walt van leer

    gary, on your removal of the broken plastic water heater drain plug. suggest this that an ol’boy told me and don’t cost nothing. HEAT a butter knife and push into the end of the plug, might take a couple times but you end up with a flat turning spot just like a screwdriver inside the plug. Simple and it works

  2. Paul

    I have used a smaller old hunting type knife to remove the plastic thread A couple of times …tapped the knife into the remainder of the plug until both sides of the blade securely bit the plastic, then easily turned the thread out by twisting the knife. A pair of pliers helps to get it started turning.