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Those rods look good, if each had a years use. You can easily get another year of use out of either of those. Looks like 80% or more left, and should be able to use down to 25-50% with still good protection.

Your money, you decide, but changing to aluminum not necessary.

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I agree that those rods are still good for another year.

I tried changing to an aluminum rod once. After two years it still looked new. Didn’t seem to be doing its job so I switched back to magnesium.

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Thanks for the advice. I'll just reuse the better of the two.


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MFL wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Ours always erodes quickest nearest the threads, which I believe is the reason: closest connection. But just a guess.


Mine too, and same guess.


Same with mine. I continue to use it as it will still sacrifice for a time.

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BB_TX wrote:

I agree that those rods are still good for another year.

I tried changing to an aluminum rod once. After two years it still looked new. Didn’t seem to be doing its job so I switched back to magnesium.


If you have very hard corrosive water that quickly eats magnesium anode rods, then a switch to aluminum is reasonable. If it takes years to do in a magnesium rod, then the magnesium rod is the best choice and provides the best protection.


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MFL wrote:

Those rods look good, if each had a years use. You can easily get another year of use out of either of those. Looks like 80% or more left, and should be able to use down to 25-50% with still good protection.

Your money, you decide, but changing to aluminum not necessary.

Jerry
I agree, I switched to magnesium because I was getting a lot of the slimy aluminum compound in the bottom of the tank. Changing to magnesium took care of that issue.


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Mr. C wrote:

It's this rod. I'll just plan on buying a new one before camping season.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075MNVPSX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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lots of life left for those two rods

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Posted: 11/22/22 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a good article on anodes


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Posted: 11/22/22 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's what the rods from my heater look like after 1 year.

They are not expensive so I just put in a new one in the spring.

I use the Suburban rods, they seem to hold up better.



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Latner wrote:

Mr. C wrote:

It's this rod. I'll just plan on buying a new one before camping season.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075MNVPSX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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lots of life left for those two rods


Yep, if thats from one season of use it looks like they would be good for another 8-10 years, but if folks feel better wasting money every year for a new rod more power to them. Those rods will perform just as well as a new one.

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