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Old 06-04-2012, 06:43 AM   #11
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Well.....if your sanitizing your water system every 6 months....this also wouldn't be a problem.....
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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If you looked at the manual on this product you would see that removing the anode, flushing the tank, etc., is a monthly maintence item, not 6 months, not 1 year and certainy not 2 years. The good book also indicates the use of teflon tape.

Being a full timer you do the maintence, one of the responses is that full timers ignore the required service intervals, actually fulltimers are more apt to do the required services to their "home", unlike casual weekend users.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #13
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PB Blaster is outstanding at loosening the rust in threads. I'll never go back to WD40. I would also use a 6 point socket to prevent any possibility of turning the socket on the anode nut. Wiork it back and forth a little at a time and it should come out just fine.

I replaced mine this past weekend and did a major de-scaling. The calcium "rocks" coming out of the tank was plentiful. The previous owner obviously didn't do any PM on it. Here's a pic of what was left of the anode.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #14
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Now that is a completely used up anode rod.

Hopefully it wasn't in that condition very long.
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