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Old 02-25-2010, 06:14 PM   #11
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Yep, bout time to replace that puppy. I don't think I have seen 1 that bad before. I had a 5 year old Trailmanor that was only about 10% gone. Don't know what would have caused yours to go that fast.

Interesting about the aluminum vs. the magnesium. I always presumed my was magnesium, and the bump on the plug proves it. Thanks for that info.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #12
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I discovered that my lug wrench fits the standard anode rod, making it pretty easy to remove. And I don't scrape my knuckles like I do using a wrench.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:18 PM   #13
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Lawfive,

Cfoistman here on the group made a really slick wash out wand from copper tube that he attaches to the end of a garden hose and sticks into the anode hole to wash out the inside of the tank when he replaces his rods. Perhaps he will come along and post a picture of it for us...

Hint hint, Charlie....
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:46 PM   #14
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Here is the water heater rinsing pipe I made.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:01 PM   #15
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Sweet, great idea and simple to replicate.

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