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Posted: 09/10/19 03:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not concerned about money, just sulphur reaction (has happened once) and odor. No rod, no reaction....

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dougbo4 wrote:

Not concerned about money, just sulphur reaction (has happened once) and odor. No rod, no reaction....


Given the choice between the sulpher reaction that happened once, or tank corrosion reaction, I think I would keep the anode in place. No rod, possibly no tank in a few seasons.

They do not put those rods in because its fun or to make the bottom line smaller.

If money is no object, nix the rod and buy a spare heater to carry around.

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I don't know what sort of water heater my 1993 TT has. I've owned it for 10 years and the rod looks to me like the original one. It's not part of the drain plug, in my water heater the rod is screwed into the back higher up on the unit. I've never changed it. I'm afraid too. Like I said, it looks original to me and I'm afraid it will twist off in the wrong place and take part of the tank with it.

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