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Old 06-21-2016, 11:37 PM   #151
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We bring bottled water for drinking. I would like to know how to get debris (pipe dope?)out of the line so we do not need to constantly removing the areators because they are clogged. We put in a new water pump because it ran constantly, we needed to turn it off at the main switch. We have flushed the hot water tank twice, used a special tool for rinsing the second time. Got lots of sand and pretty good sizes of blue plastic. We were surprised at how much a 2 month old anode could break down. We have used the gravity drain to empty fresh water tanks, but I don't think the hole is low enough or large enough to flush debris. We are beginning to think the source of debris may be coming from the hot water.
Hi Mary .Sorry you are having all these problems . You got some good idea's here . Try flushing your tanks again . I know our drought and what water costs here . My anode was pretty worn too when I checked it at 6 mo . I think it is because of our water where we live . Just keep a eye on it . I wouldn't change it unless it is down more then half . If you remove that whole plug and flush out the fresh tank the best you can . I have another question to ask . That little pan for your sink you brought over where can I get one ? I can't seem to find one that fits our sink . Any help I can give you guys just ask . Eventually all these things will work out . Pat
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:49 PM   #152
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A lot of people replace their anode prematurely.
Picture shows good and bad anodes.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:31 AM   #153
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Picture shows good and bad anodes.
Great picture to show when to change . But if it wears pretty fast maybe just a little bit sooner . Pat
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As an old chemist, I say if there's any anode left, it's still functioning as designed.
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A lot of people replace their anode prematurely.
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That picture of the bad anode was what ours looked like at 6 mo . Pat
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Thank you for all your input. In all of our years of RVing I never even knew RV's had an anode. I thought they were just on the hull of salt water boats. (I just let Kevin take care of all that, but now our trips involve me watching him fix stuff). We did use the hot water tank flush gadget. We got a lot of gunk flushed out. When we changed the water pump, there is a screen filter that had a little debris in it, but nothing like in the aerators. I hope the flushing the hot water and draining the tank as we drove out of Jalama gets the job done.
Pat, we use the small blue Rubbermaid container from Home Depot. It sticks up above the sink, but I like having the handles for lifting it out.
BTW - we have been testing the refrigerator in our hot weather with the dangling thermistor and it is 37° at #4 setting. Hope it can keep up in Redding,CA next week!
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Not all water heaters for RVs use anodes.
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Thank you for all your input. In all of our years of RVing I never even knew RV's had an anode. I thought they were just on the hull of salt water boats. (I just let Kevin take care of all that, but now our trips involve me watching him fix stuff). We did use the hot water tank flush gadget. We got a lot of gunk flushed out. When we changed the water pump, there is a screen filter that had a little debris in it, but nothing like in the aerators. I hope the flushing the hot water and draining the tank as we drove out of Jalama gets the job done.
Pat, we use the small blue Rubbermaid container from Home Depot. It sticks up above the sink, but I like having the handles for lifting it out.
BTW - we have been testing the refrigerator in our hot weather with the dangling thermistor and it is 37° at #4 setting. Hope it can keep up in Redding,CA next week!
Hi Mary sounds like whatever was in your lines is just about finished coming out .worst case would be the screens on your sinks , and the one for filter before pump maybe again . Your refrigerator with this heat sounds to be working pretty good . My thermistor also dangles , one of my fixes for mine . Thankyou for the source for dish pan .Did you ever stay at Mountaingate ,in Redding, right on the 5 .Pretty nice . We have stayed many times ., last year on the way to Washington .Have fun camping and sounds like these problems are getting sorted out . Pat
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As an old chemist, I say if there's any anode left, it's still functioning as designed.
You're not an "old" chemist, Karen! And, might I say, "You Look Mawvelous!"
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