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Old 10-21-2014, 11:13 PM   #11
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Yea, I gotta say if its already out.....
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #12
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Another good reason to replace that anode is that small fragments from an old one can clog your screens on the toilet cold water supply line.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:30 PM   #13
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I replace mine annually. Probably not necessary, but cheap peace of mind.


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Old 10-23-2014, 08:48 AM   #14
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Another good reason to replace that anode is that small fragments from an old one can clog your screens on the toilet cold water supply line.
You need to explain how water from your hot water heater is going to get to the cold water line for your toilet.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:04 AM   #15
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I just ordered an Anode for my Suburban hot water tank part number was 232767 magnesium Anode $15.78 from ebay free shipping.
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Maybe he did that mod for a cold water heater too...
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #18
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If you yappers had been around here long enough you would know. Quite a few of us have had it happen. The small particles swirl around as cold water enters the heater. The anti reverse valve is open while cold water enters. Over time many of these small particles can migrate to the filter at the cold water line to the toilet and completely block it. They can also accumulate in the diffuser screens on the water faucets. In my case the anode had completely disintegrated in just one year. I flushed the water heater and a huge amount scale like particles flushed out. It only takes a few to clog the cold water valve partially open. Replacing the anode annually takes care of the problem.

By the way, you seem to have lost your way. Trailers are in another forum.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:52 PM   #19
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If you yappers had been around here long enough you would know. Quite a few of us have had it happen. The small particles swirl around as cold water enters the heater. The anti reverse valve is open while cold water enters. Over time many of these small particles can migrate to the filter at the cold water line to the toilet and completely block it. They can also accumulate in the diffuser screens on the water faucets. In my case the anode had completely disintegrated in just one year. I flushed the water heater and a huge amount scale like particles flushed out. It only takes a few to clog the cold water valve partially open. Replacing the anode annually takes care of the problem.

By the way, you seem to have lost your way. Trailers are in another forum.
I think that it is wise no matter if you own MH, TT or 5er. All the units have problems and people's in site is great on plumbing. The plumbing is all pretty much the same. MH are just fancier controls. You have a suburban WH. correct might be 10 gal or 6 gal. makes no difference unless it's instant hot. I didn't know that if you do not own a Georgetown or another MH you can't learn something by asking a question on a subject that is in line with the post because you don't own a MH.... And I disagree with you with all do respect, even replacing an anode annually you will still have deposits in your tank off the rod. That's because it doing what it suppose to do.....
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I've owned 2 f350's and two 5vers, the last a 37' Montana. And yes there are similarities and of course asking questions is totally reasonable. Yukking it up before you know the answer is ignorance. Respect works both ways. When somebody wants to be a smart ass they can expect the same in return. Your response deserves respect and yes the anode does begin to shed particles relatively soon. Its supposed to. The key point is that an anode can severely disintegrate in a single season and due to the swirling action in a small tank the particles can migrate. In a large home sized tank particles like sand or whatever can sink to the bottom and it can take years for them to cause any problems. Removing the anode and flushing the water heater out is good preventative maintenance. But to each his own. I simply pointed out what can happen in a single season and got some snide remarks in return. Thank you for your comments.
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