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Old 10-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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HW Anode Rod

I am preparing to winterize my Georgetown 359 ts. Does anybody know off the top of their head what size socket is required to remove the Anode Rod in the WH?

I am sure I am going to need one.

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Old 10-17-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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Try 1 1/16
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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Socket for anode/HW plug

Yes, 1 1/16. You will need a socket probably with an extension. I tried a vice grip and a pump plier and it was frustrating.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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I remove my anode rod after every trip to release ALL the water from the heater and let any mineral buildup drain out. I use a 1 1/4" socket on a breaker bar.

My original anode rod got down to less than a pencil width. My new procedure has kept the heater working well and the rod is nearly new looking after 18 months.
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I remove my anode rod after every trip to release ALL the water from the heater and let any mineral buildup drain out. I use a 1 1/4" socket on a breaker bar.

My original anode rod got down to less than a pencil width. My new procedure has kept the heater working well and the rod is nearly new looking after 18 months.

i also drain mine after every use and got 6 years out of my anode rod with very little deteriation . When i traded my unit in it still had the original and with care i would suspect it to last several more .
and i live in the country with well water which would eat those suckers up fast .
Drain every use it works !
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