Re: Water heater drain valve
This "Boiler Drain" valve is better for the purpose than the one HoustonRemodeler linked to. It features a much larger port; the other one has a very small valve seat that can easily plug with larger pieces of sediment.
As ZZZ stated, a full port ball valve is also a good option, as is this valve, which is a ball valve with a hose connection.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.