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Old 08-26-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Water heater anode again

Figured after eight years, I really should change the anode in the water heater.
Went to the RV store and picked up one, pulled the old one and had to make a decision. Do I take the new one back and ask for a refund, or do I just go ahead and change it, even if it's probably good for another 10 years at the rate it is corroding.
Installed the new one.
Son-in-law can probably get a couple bucks for the old one on Craig's List.
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Figured after eight years, I really should change the anode in the water heater.
Went to the RV store and picked up one, pulled the old one and had to make a decision. Do I take the new one back and ask for a refund, or do I just go ahead and change it, even if it's probably good for another 10 years at the rate it is corroding.
Installed the new one.
Son-in-law can probably get a couple bucks for the old one on Craig's List.
Hi: gbaglo... You could keep it for a spare... But why Eh? Alf
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:17 PM   #3
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You must have some good water around there. I know mine never wore like those of others have.
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Glenn, that anode looks like it's made of concrete instead of metal.
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That's the original 2008 anode.
Easier to start the threads on the new one.
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That's the original 2008 anode.
Easier to start the threads on the new one.
Must be nice. We've already replaced our anode once, and that was after only 9 months and maybe 4 camping trips. The water down here eats anodes for breakfast.

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Winterizing

It's that time of year again. Drained the hot water tank prior to winterizing and after three seasons the anode is 2/3's gone. Was surprised that the Suburban water heaters use a aluminum anode. Our prior camper had a Atwood heater with a aluminum tank and used the magnesium anode. Scott

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Must be nice. We've already replaced our anode once, and that was after only 9 months and maybe 4 camping trips. The water down here eats anodes for breakfast.

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Hmmm. I wonder if we will have the same.
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Hmmm. I wonder if we will have the same.

The water has a major effect on anode life. Around here we're lucky to be able to drink the water straight from the tap and enjoy it as well as use it to top up the battery.

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The water has a major effect on anode life. Around here we're lucky to be able to drink the water straight from the tap and enjoy it as well as use it to top up the battery.

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Should have picked some up when we were in BC!
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