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Old 08-26-2016, 05:38 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, 07:17 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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