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Old 11-12-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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Anode time??

Dang...this is from a 3 year old trailer. I guess it never got drained. I wonder if I can get another season out of this one?

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Old 11-12-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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That's about as thin as i've seen one!
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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Now you have me thinking... I've asked the dealer to check mine every year but I have never been charged for one. So I guess I'll break out some tools and see if I can find a breaker bar tomorrow.
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I would replace it every year. They are pretty cheap and will save your hot water tank.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:33 AM   #5
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I wonder if I can get another season out of this one?

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Yes you can, as long as your season consists of never filling up your heater with water.

I agree with tomjsas, that's one of the most depleted rods I've seen.

Did you go ahead and flush out the heater, to boot?
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:00 AM   #6
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That anode rod is done. There's no sacrificial material left. It did it's job fosho.
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I would replace it every year. They are pretty cheap and will save your hot water tank.
Of course you can replace it every year but if it's not eaten away
at the end of the season, (as most won't be in just one year) you're wasting
your money.
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Wmtire.. The tank was full and belched out "kitty litter" as it was draining. There is a lot of that anode material on the trailer, tire, ground etc I thought I would bring over the hose and back flush before I reinstall. It was pretty bad.
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Wmtire.. The tank was full and belched out "kitty litter" as it was draining. There is a lot of that anode material on the trailer, tire, ground etc I thought I would bring over the hose and back flush before I reinstall. It was pretty bad.
Is definitely flush out as much as you can. For a few bucks, you can buy a wand flushing tool (Camco makes a knock off). Or, I think OldCoot fashioned up some kind of crazy vacuum for his.
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Dang...this is from a 3 year old trailer. I guess it never got drained. I wonder if I can get another season out of this one?

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He said "tongue in cheek"...

That one is shot as you know.

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