Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-16-2016, 10:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 218
Magnesium or aluminum anode rod?

Is one better than the other and why for a Suburban water heater?
__________________

__________________
Carrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2016, 10:41 PM   #2
Canadian Member
 
itat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,899
Use magnesium if you can. If the magnesium won't last a year go with aluminum.
__________________

__________________
2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8293SS, 12K Equal-i-zer WDH
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)
2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew, 5.4L, 5'6" bed (2012 - 2016)

itat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 03:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 218
It came with a magnesium one when new and I changed it to a aluminum one last spring as that is all the store had. The aluminum one appeared to have flakes coming off it. A couple weeks ago. So I flushed the tank and lines and installed a magnesium rod.
Was just wondering if anyone had any opinion on them.
__________________
Carrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 04:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,721
Here's some info:

Drawbacks of Using an Aluminum Water Heater Anode Rod | DoItYourself.com
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 04:37 PM   #5
Ambassador
 
Ken K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: EBF NC
Posts: 277
aluminum can cause health issues I would go with magnesium, even if I needed to buy 10 in a season.
__________________
2016 Ford F250 Crew Cab 6.2 L w/Ride Rite Air Leveling System.
2017 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8335BSS

Ken K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anode

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




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 PM.