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Old 05-14-2019, 07:54 PM   #31
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Good info. The Suburban water heaters Escape uses have a porcelain lined steel tank.
This is a good video on anodes.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=33s&v=UiaNW2bXeT8
Thanks Dave!

A very informative video series. I like the mineral oil suggestion.

The narration cracked me up! Reminded me of the 35mm “Safety” movies they showed in the 50’s in my elementary school!
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I don’t know Glenn, maybe when gargoyaling? Or making a hot chocolate in your mouth.
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I haven't seen anyone address this, and it's not in the video, but I always do a "deep" rinse of the tank (see link for wand below) after cleaning the threads and before reinstalling the anode rod to hopefully flush out any rust particles or old thread tape remnants that might have fallen back into the tank while cleaning.
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I always drain the water heater after each trip. I remove the anode rod and leave it out. Before filling water tank I reinstall the anode rod. This has left the rod with very little wear. Original rod from 2015.
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I haven't seen anyone address this, and it's not in the video, but I always do a "deep" rinse of the tank (see link for wand below) after cleaning the threads and before reinstalling the anode rod to hopefully flush out any rust particles or old thread tape remnants that might have fallen back into the tank while cleaning. ...
After 3 months in the Rio Grande Village Campground Big Bend NP I did a flush and removed about 2 pounds of white scale from the hot water tank. Guaranteed to plug any drain! Fortunately I did not drink the local water so I didn't need to flush myself. I usually recommended (to the nice campers) that they get their drinking water elsewhere in the Park.
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I always drain the water heater after each trip. I remove the anode rod and leave it out. Before filling water tank I reinstall the anode rod. This has left the rod with very little wear. Original rod from 2015.

If there is no water in the tank, the anode will not sacrifice itself whether it's in the tank or out.
The type of water makes all the difference. We have soft water here in Vancouver so I didn't have to replace my anode at 7 years, but I did anyway. This is what it looked like at that time.
In some places, an anode is only good for a year.
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Alan, since you were there three months, does that mean you were a volunteer at the park?
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