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Old 11-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #11
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OK. Is this normal wear for a 2013 model that was bought new in May? And is it normal to wear more near the threads?
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #12
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Most hardware stores will have something similar to this....

Camco Steel Water Heater Element Wrench-15493 at The Home Depot
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:19 AM   #14
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Most hardware stores will have something similar to this....

Camco Steel Water Heater Element Wrench-15493 at The Home Depot
Well shoot. I have that. I'll see if it fits.
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OK. Is this normal wear for a 2013 model that was bought new in May? And is it normal to wear more near the threads?
Pics look normal to me.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #16
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Well shoot. I have that. I'll see if it fits.
I think I bought it at Lowes, There were 3 sockets of different sizes all kept together with a wire clip that was similar to a safety pin.

They're a cheap way out, but I don't change out too many elements if I can help it.

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Pics look normal to me.
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Well shoot. I have that. I'll see if it fits.
Nope. Too big. Mine is for home water heater elements. Looks about 1 3/4".
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Nope. Too big. Mine is for home water heater elements. Looks about 1 3/4".

The anode rod (1 and 1/16th) and the electric heating element (1 and 1/2) require two different sizes.
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OK. Is this normal wear for a 2013 model that was bought new in May? And is it normal to wear more near the threads?
Lou has a chart in the FAQ section that shows the anode rod wear:

Anode facts and FAQs

Dave, I also sent you a PM about a personal question.
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