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Old 11-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Anode rod socket size?

Atwood 6 gallon water heater. Is the anode rod nut head 1 1/4"? I have to buy something to fit it and don't want to make multiple trips to town. Tried all my lug wrenchs but all are too small. Closest I can measure looks 1 1/4".
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
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Atwood 6 gallon water heater. Is the anode rod nut head 1 1/4"?
EDIT after rereading your post:

Atwoods don't normally have anodes, just drain plugs and a lot of them are plastic. Are sure it's not a Suburban, which has a metal anode rod?

If so, Suburban water heaters use An inch and 1/16th (1 and 1/16th). You also want to get a 6 point socket so you don't round off the head in case you have to bow up on it a little.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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Atwood 6 gallon water heater. Is the anode rod nut head 1 1/4"? I have to buy something to fit it and don't want to make multiple trips to town. Tried all my lug wrenchs but all are too small. Closest I can measure looks 1 1/4".
Don't forget an extension, either 3" or 6".
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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Thanks. Gone to tractor supply. Yes oldcoot, I have an extension. Little use without the socket! Lol. Went to get a 2 1/4" socket to torque the revolution pin box but that sucker was $25.00. I'll just have dealer check it each time I'm in for service.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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Thanks. Gone to tractor supply. Yes oldcoot, I have an extension. Little use without the socket! Lol. Went to get a 2 1/4" socket to torque the revolution pin box but that sucker was $25.00. I'll just have dealer check it each time I'm in for service.
I made my 2-1/4" socket for the Revolution using an old 1/2" drive socket.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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EDIT after rereading your post:

Atwoods don't normally have anodes, just drain plugs and a lot of them are plastic. Are sure it's not a Suburban, which has a metal anode rod?

If so, Suburban water heaters use An inch and 1/16th (1 and 1/16th). You also want to get a 6 point socket so you don't round off the head in case you have to bow up on it a little.
Duh! Yes. It is suburban. Thanks again.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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I found my water heater socket at sears for a lot less than TSC. You might try them for that 2-1/4" socket as well.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #8
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I found my water heater socket at sears for a lot less than TSC. You might try them for that 2-1/4" socket as well.
I just looked again. Its $16.99 at TS. The $25.00 was for a set of impact sockets. On wrong rack. I'll check sears but probably will just get dealer to check torque.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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Smile Torque on Sidewinder Nut

I liked my dealer as far as sales go but after watching the fiasco with the service people trying to figure out how to make the sidewinder hitch work I don't know if I would trust them to check the torque. LOL. It took four of them 1.5 hours to figure out how the wedge works and get it hitched up. I bought me a torque wrench at Lowes the other day to check wheel nut torque.
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I liked my dealer as far as sales go but after watching the fiasco with the service people trying to figure out how to make the sidewinder hitch work I don't know if I would trust them to check the torque. LOL. It took four of them 1.5 hours to figure out how the wedge works and get it hitched up. I bought me a torque wrench at Lowes the other day to check wheel nut torque.
I just bought a 1/2" torque wrench from Harbor Freight a few weeks ago, on sale for $12.?? from $39.00, to torque lug nuts and revolution. Have no use for it other than that, and lugs had loosened somewhat after 4700 mile trip in sept.
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