Tried but can't drain hot water heater
Did my online research to no avail.
Problem: Two of my faucet's water pressure died.
History: Have had a lot of sediment come out of my upstairs tub (no aerator) for the past year.
I have been renting my home for around a year now (built in '03) and have always seen a large amount of sediment come out of this particular outlet (again no aerator). The other day my wife turned on said faucet and the downstairs kitchen faucet's water pressure died along with the upstairs sink. I did a little searching around and found out that the sediment (duh) might be the culprit. I cleaned out the aerators and the water pressure came back to life. Then I looked into how to drain the hot water heater. I followed the instructions - turn off pilot light (gas), shut off the water supply valve, turned on hot water to sink next to heater to prevent vacuum, hooked up hose to drain valve and opened up valve. Drained water for an hour an a half and the tank never emptied. I did a test and determined that the water was draining at approx 2 gal/min so it's draining fine (FYI-40 gal tank). After an hour and a half, I gave up and closed the drain valve. It only took seconds for the tank to fill up. The way I knew this was because the sink I had turned on hot only took seconds to start shooting out water when I opened the cold water supply. I checked to see if the sediment was still an issue by running the water without an aerator and then turning it off and then installing the aerator, then running the water for a bit. I then took the aerator off and the sediment was already built up quit a bit.
So why did the water heater never drain?