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Old 10-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
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I've been trying to pull mine (but discovered that the size socket that I had was 1/16" too small....sigh).

But I have a question -- mine looks like it has a small screw on the centre of it -- what is that about?

Also, tried to loosen the thing with a wrench/vise grip but no joy. Shouldn't it be just a little tight and not jammed right on?

Thanks - a mystified Canuck where it's going to get really cold, really soon....
OK, Advice from my father: "never use vice grips on something you don't want to throw away if it does not work out"

A photo of the anode would help. If you have an Atwood water Heater it may just be a drain plug and not an anode.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #12
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Finally borrowed a 1 1/16" socket, found an adapter from 3/8" > 1/2" for the socket, and still had to use a length of pipe over the socket handle to get enough leverage to undo the anode. (Too true, the vise grips were useless.)

...and, of course, I got soaked.

Oh well, lesson learned!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #13
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I have a 12 gallon Suburban water heater. Going to buy an anode rod and see that there is an aluminum and a magnesium rod.

Can't find anything that says to use one or the other.

Which one should I get?
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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Magnesium is more reactive than aluminum, but both protect the iron in your boiler very well. The magnesium rod won't last as long.

(If you file it into tiny pieces and toss a match in it; it is very cool though!)
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #15
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Magnesium is more reactive than aluminum, but both protect the iron in your boiler very well. The magnesium rod won't last as long.

(If you file it into tiny pieces and toss a match in it; it is very cool though!)
Not only by filing it into tiny pieces and starting a fire, but if you can ever a video of a large aircraft wheel (s) catching fire from an overheated brake, you will see a large fire.
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Not only by filing it into tiny pieces and starting a fire, but if you can ever a video of a large aircraft wheel (s) catching fire from an overheated brake, you will see a large fire.
"Missed it by That Much"

My Class C mishap - blown tire on landing.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #17
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I have a 12 gallon Suburban water heater. Going to buy an anode rod and see that there is an aluminum and a magnesium rod. Can't find anything that says to use one or the other. Which one should I get?
Magnesium is plan A. Aluminum is plan B. Read why here.
Anode Rod, Magnesium or Aluminum ? [Archive] - Heartland Owners Forum
Ya I know I just dropped the Fbomb with that Heartland link. But in the spirit of helping our fellow Forest River owners out......I just had to do it.
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I pull mine at the end of the season every year when I drain and flush clean the rod up a little the reuse next season we usually get 3-4 seasons out of it and then I just put in a new one
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"Missed it by That Much"

My Class C mishap - blown tire on landing.
RT. Rear near the SPR panel...? Was the manifold drained?
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"Missed it by That Much"

My Class C mishap - blown tire on landing.
Yepp - that is what happens when mag wheels caught fire.

Glad you were not hurt - crew members OK also?
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