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Old 11-12-2015, 09:07 AM   #21
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I think the anode rods that last a long time are aluminum. I don't think they provide the protection that the magnesium rods provide. Aluminum may be false economy?
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:08 AM   #22
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LOL.... Sorry for confuzzling things, Dave.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:57 AM   #23
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How can I tell if my anode is aluminum or magnesium? It's pretty light, so maybe aluminum, but pure magnesium is even lighter than aluminum, no?
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Not sure how to tell them apart. I looked them up on a website and they are both 3/4 inch dia. They have a little different texture I think. I am using magnesium, I know from the packaging. We always used magnesium on water heaters in the Muni pools and changed them each year. Your tax $ at work. I tend to replace the cheap stuff regularly in hopes of a long term payback. Motor oil, grease, filters, it's all maintenance. There used to be a department store here whose motto was "Quality is Economy" and my dad used to say, "The best is none too good." So I just spend money and keep an eye on things. Off to change the oil in the Accord, 162K and doesn't use a drop. Mobile 1, full synthetic.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:17 AM   #25
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LOL.... Sorry for confuzzling things, Dave.
Hi: Jim Bennett... How many times of not replacing an anode rod, does it take to save up for a 5.0TA? Alf
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How can I tell if my anode is aluminum or magnesium? It's pretty light, so maybe aluminum, but pure magnesium is even lighter than aluminum, no?
If you heat for a while with a gas torch and it starts on fire, it is magnesium.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:42 AM   #27
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Hi: Jim Bennett... How many times of not replacing an anode rod, does it take to save up for a 5.0TA? Alf
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'bout 3, 000.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:45 AM   #28
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My understanding is that if white stuff comes out on a water heater flush you're OK, but if green colored chunks start coming out it spells trouble. Not sure if that's the case since I've never had anything but white, but that's what a bunch of experienced folks have told me to watch for.
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Green chunks coming out. Doesn't matter from where, never good.
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