another way to remove scale?
For several years, I was unable to do monthly maintenance on my water heater due to a severe injury.(electric) The water here is very, very alkinine, even with a softner. The chunks of scale can be the size of peas.
The scale is so deep, that if I try to drain the heater it blocks the opening, and will not drain. I have tried putting a wire clothes hanger in the openeing where the lower element is to scoop the stuff out, but with little luck.
Is there another way to get the scale out? I would imagine the whole thing would have to be disconnected-pipes,electric wire? Any way to pour in something to dissolve this?
The heater is 8 years old.