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Old 04-24-2011, 08:05 AM   #11
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Some folks replace the anode rod every year regardless of condition as part of "de-winterizing.

Others, when the anode rod has about 50% of the material still on the steel wire. (My camp)

Others wait till its almost all gone.

Ac to the AC water heater. Look outside under the drop down cover and look in the lower left hand corner (if Dometic) for a small black rocker switch. It may or may not have a safety clip through it. If it does, it is AC capable.

Note: The Interior switch with the "ON" light is for water heat on Propane only. For faster water heat recovery you CAN use both.
Never run the water heater without water in it. ALWAYS turn the element off when you do not plan on using AC for water heat.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:11 PM   #12
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anode and rocker switch

Thanks for the reply and info about the water heater anode and rocker switch.I will get another anode and have it for the 1/2 way replacement point. and look in the morning for that switch.. Thank you
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #13
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Thanks for the reply and info about the water heater anode and rocker switch.I will get another anode and have it for the 1/2 way replacement point. and look in the morning for that switch.. Thank you
I would not buy it till you were ready to replace it. We have 2 years of heavy use on ours and have about 75% of the anode left.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:07 AM   #14
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Question Anode rod

Herk, I am glad you described the condition of you anode rod .. 2 years of heavy use... and still have 75% left... Mine is pitted all over and one spot , 2 inchs away from the thread at 50 % gone, Our trailer was a "Slightly Used " 1 year old at the time we found it. But maybe someone swiched rods at the dealer ???
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:32 AM   #15
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Pitted all over and less diameter is normal use.
I am talking about the center wire exposure.

As long as there is material covering the central wire, the sacrificial anode is "Good". I don't wait till its all gone, (wire bare) because the last bits could fall off before you get around to looking at it again.

The wire starts appearing at the cap end and becomes more exposed from that direction.
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dretired, there are a lot of factors that cause the anode rod to 'go away'.
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