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Old 11-01-2010, 08:00 AM   #11
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I use a teflon filled pipe joint compound and teflon tape.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:48 AM   #12
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Just did my winterizing on our 2011 Georgetown 374 and it is a 1- 1/6" and use teflon tape for sure.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:58 AM   #13
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Bama Rambler, your right every one I seen, (both that I had) Suburban, were 1-1/16" and they don't thread in very far so are easy for someone who dosen't know better to over tighten.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:21 PM   #14
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BIG CAUTION using any "Break Free" type solvent on the anode.
You really do not want that stuff in your potable water.
Hard to keep it out of the potable water once it gets inside the heater.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:55 PM   #15
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6 point Sockets are your friend.
12 point Sockets are not.

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Old 11-24-2010, 06:22 PM   #16
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Confirmed 1-1/16" socket, 6 inch extension and a breaker bar did the job great. Harbor Freight had a set of large sockets that included a 1-1/16" for $19.99
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:48 PM   #17
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I just pulled mine out tonight... and yeah my pants are wet. Make sure you step to the side as you break the seal.

At what point should I replace the anode? Most of it is intact, but the base near the threads is eaten about half way through.

I should add.. I know the manual says yearly, but how often do you do it.. when it hits 50%? 75%?
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:03 PM   #18
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if u have it out, i'd go ahead and put a new one in. u old one still has life but they aren't that expensive.
i just pulled mine for the first time sense i bought it in 2002. there is abt 25% still remaining.
once drained, i would go ahead and either reinstall or replace it now to keep unwelcomed guest from using ur water heater as a home.
i don't know if more than one type of metal is offered for the anode, but i would replace with the same metal.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:35 PM   #19
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25% remaining is about right for replacement.

While the instruction manual says to replace it annually, That is WAY overkill in most water situations. It may be true if you use exceptionally "hard" water all the time.

Sounds like you have about 95% good so I would dry it off; put Teflon tape on it and screw it back in. Take care not to over tighten it. No torque setting is called for in the instructions; just tight enough (with the Teflon tape) to "not leak".

The instructions also state to "NEVER" use RV antifreeze in the water heater". Not only will it waste 6 gallons of antifreeze; but the antifreeze is corrosive to the anode. If you must use it in the heater (why I don't know) it says to pull the anode and replace it with a 3/4 inch pipe plug.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:38 PM   #20
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I just pulled mine out tonight... and yeah my pants are wet. Make sure you step to the side as you break the seal.
If you open the kitchen taps and the low point drains all the water will drain out including most of the water heater water. Then pull the anode to finish draining. Dry shoes here...
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