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    Do I need to move my heater indoors for winter?

    Hi All, looking for some help on whether or not I need to take my Heater off the gasline and store indoors for the winter?

    I live in Cleveland, plenty of snow during the season, I disconnected the water lines from the pooland blew air through the intake to push some water out... im sure its not all the water

    Having an issue getting the stubborn connector on the gas line to budge... wondering if I should just leave it... will it hurt the heater? I store it in an unheated garage during the past winters...

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    Dan
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    Re: Do I need to move my heater indoors for winter?

    I don't ever remember reading where people store their heaters indoors, so it's obviously not a common thing. Did you remove the drain plug(s)?

    If you did, I wouldn't worry about bringing it in.
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    Re: Do I need to move my heater indoors for winter?

    I just drain mine. It is fairly self draining anyway once I unhook the unions from the inlet and outlet. I used to throw an old grill cover over it for the winter. The last couple years I have not done that. Last year, I had an old piece of 1/2" plywood that I put on top of it. It kept the snow off of it and did not allow any buildup around it.
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    Re: Do I need to move my heater indoors for winter?

    I did remove the drainplug that is located directly under the in/out header (I have a raypak 130k BTU Nat gas heater)
    so I don't have to worry about freeze damage from any water remaining inside? or should I do something to make sure its more completely drained?

    sounds good to me... I'll find a cover for it and be happy not to move it again!
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    Re: Do I need to move my heater indoors for winter?

    I should also note I have two locations where I turn off the gas... one just befoer the joint that's stuck and one by the house and meter (On the dedicated line out to the heater)
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    Re: Do I need to move my heater indoors for winter?

    You can try blowing it out a little more, but I suspect that it's good enough.
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    Re: Do I need to move my heater indoors for winter?

    You will be fine just draining the lines and the drainplug. Did it for 10years in Ma. No issues
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