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Posted: 04/12/20 08:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you ever notice that when the anode conversations come up you never hear about the anode replacements in their homes?





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Lynnmor wrote:

Did you ever notice that when the anode conversations come up you never hear about the anode replacements in their homes?


That is because MOST home owners do NOT know WH Tank has an anode rod.

WH Tank MFGs set warranty at 6 yr, 10 yr, 12 yr and the only real difference is size of anode rod mfg. installs
Same Steel glass-lined tank....just longer (calculated) warranty based on anode rod protection

Bigger diameter/longer length----longer warranty time frame


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Lynnmor wrote:

Did you ever notice that when the anode conversations come up you never hear about the anode replacements in their homes?
I never could find the one in my gas water heater.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

Did you ever notice that when the anode conversations come up you never hear about the anode replacements in their homes?
I never could find the one in my gas water heater.


See this website for ideas. Also, your owners manual might be of help.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

Did you ever notice that when the anode conversations come up you never hear about the anode replacements in their homes?


That is because MOST home owners do NOT know WH Tank has an anode rod.

Home Depot and Lowe's no longer carry anodes in their stores, they would rather sell water heaters. Of course most folks have no clue anyway.

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Look hard at your water softener.

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I'm going to blame the water softener - taking out the alkaline hardness (calcium, magnesium, etc) makes the water more acidic. Just replace the anode each year.

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Lynnmor wrote:

Did you ever notice that when the anode conversations come up you never hear about the anode replacements in their homes?


Funny I just thought about that yesterday. My WH is Propane and is 25 years old. As mentioned I have GOOD water, high in calcium chloride. Guessing this is why it's gone so long. I have a 3/4" ball valve at the bottom with a garden hose fitting. Once a year I do open the valve with hose ran outside and let er run for a while.

I did put "check Anode" on my calendar! Will be first time in 25 years. Sad to admit.


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Lynnmor wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

Did you ever notice that when the anode conversations come up you never hear about the anode replacements in their homes?
I never could find the one in my gas water heater.


See this website for ideas. Also, your owners manual might be of help.
Sorry about that, I know all that but somehow had a brain phart and was thinking electric water heaters were the only ones that had a anode. Total lapse in reason.

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"Total lapse in reason." [emoticon]

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