Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2016, 07:33 PM   #11
Captn.Ken's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Oriental, NC
Posts: 32
The white buildup I found on mine is Calcium buildup in the threads which were previously exposed to the tank water. I cleaned some of it out, but like everyone has said, the anode won't thread all the way in. I use teflon tape to seal and never leak a drop.

Captn.Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 03:27 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 323
As for the "white substance" it is most likely calcium from the water, and if it has became hard, the only way to properly clean it out is with a pipe tap, that will re-thread the threads and also clean out the pipe dope and the calcium build up in the back threads.
I have had a tap for this purpose for many years and every spring just run the tap up the treads and i am good to go with a new anode rod.
Hope this helps and Happy camping

2010 Cedar Creek Silverback 35ts
2001 GMC 2500HD w/ Allison & 8.1
silverback 35ts is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.