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Old 10-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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socket size hot water heater

Going to be winterizing the TT for the first time and was wondering what the socket size was for removing the anode on the hot water heater. Thought I saw a size here before but cannot seem to find the thread...

TT is at a storage unit and just want to make sure I have all of the stuff I need.

It is a suburban water heater.


Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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1 1/16".
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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1 1/16" with a short extension

Remember to release the pressure by opening a hot water faucet or you will get a bunch of water rushing out under pressure. I did that yesterday and got very wet.

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It's a 3/4" pipe thread and you may find that its in there pretty tight. Bring a breaker bar or even a short length of pipe for leverage. A 6 point socket would be best.

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And use teflon TAPE (NOT GOOP) before replacing.
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I had a hard time finding a socket for it, Lowes & Home Depot didn't have them but Sears does.
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Sears or K-mart..... K-Mart also has Craftsman tools....
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #9
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Read several posts from folks that it acted as much as a "super-glue" than as a sealant, including one case where the tank was damaged trying to remove the plug. I asked a tech about it, at the local CW, and he told me that their folks ae all taught to use tape, not goop. Sorry that I can't give a more scientific reason, but it was enough reason for me!
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