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Old 06-16-2016, 09:16 PM   #1
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Magnesium or aluminum anode rod?

Is one better than the other and why for a Suburban water heater?
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:41 PM   #2
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Use magnesium if you can. If the magnesium won't last a year go with aluminum.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:50 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:30 PM   #4
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Here's some info:

Drawbacks of Using an Aluminum Water Heater Anode Rod | DoItYourself.com
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:37 PM   #5
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aluminum can cause health issues I would go with magnesium, even if I needed to buy 10 in a season.
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