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Old 03-23-2016, 11:09 AM   #41
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I've never pulled the anode out, looks like a simple hex bolt connection that slides in and out, where do I get a new one for a Suburban WH?
I believe it's either 1-1/8 or 1-1/16 socket to remove. I got a new one on Amazon. Don't remember the cost, but it wasn't that bad.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:13 AM   #42
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If it's a new trailer, less than a year old, I doubt very seriously if it is calcium deposits. I would go for a debris plugged elbow/tee going to the sink/toilet or at the toilet valve/faucets.
Oldcoot. OP says it's a 2014.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:19 AM   #43
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Oldcoot. OP says it's a 2014.
I would still go for construction debris if he's never moved or changed the anode to knock anything loose and even if he did, it will not get into the cold water lines from the wh.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:12 PM   #44
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The Anode rod takes a 1-1/16th" socket. Be careful when reinstalling it not to cross thread it.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:41 PM   #45
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If you have never pulled the anode rod out how did you drain the hot water tank to see if there is white calcium deposits?
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:26 PM   #46
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If you have never pulled the anode rod out how did you drain the hot water tank to see if there is white calcium deposits?
I released pressure from the HW heater panel from the pressure valve. I was under the impression that would not only release pressure, but drain the HW heater since a lot of water came out, and very hot.
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I do have a boroscope, If i were to pull the anode out, would this be an avenue to actually look inside the tank? With the boroscope, I could see all around inside there.
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If you pull the anode, you can see most all the inside of the tank with the borescope.
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I released pressure from the HW heater panel from the pressure valve. I was under the impression that would not only release pressure, but drain the HW heater since a lot of water came out, and very hot.
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Opening the pressure valve will not drain the tank. Setting a can of soda on a table and popping the top might get some pressurized blow-back depending on the temperature... but it will not empty the can. Surely opening the pressure relief/release value didn't allow 6 to 10 gallons of really hot water to blow out.

I'm afraid you're gonna be disappointed thinking that looking in your water heater will yield a solution to your problem. IF you hold to this plan, please allow the water in the heater to COOL before you remove the anode rod less you end up with severe burns.
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Is there a way to clean a Suburban WH with out taking the anode out
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