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Old 03-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #21
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By (Bomb) I am referring to the Rubber plug (Temporary) that he put in the drain hole. Many members have removed the (3/4 NPT rod) while still under water Pressure and found out what (Water Bath) comes out! Thus if the (Rubber Plug) lets Go,here comes the water and there goes the (Heating Element) if equipped! There are (Many Members) that remember their (First Bath) from removing the (Anode)! Youroo!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:38 AM   #22
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:09 AM   #23
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One could drill it out and tap it to a 1"NPT and use a 1"x 3/4" bushing and install a new anode rod into that.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #24
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One could drill it out and tap it to a 1"NPT and use a 1"x 3/4" bushing and install a new anode rod into that.
Only if there is enough metal left to tap it out to 1". I think he can tap it deeper with the 3/4" and run the anode in a little farther. That's the advantage of a tapered thread.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #25
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Only if there is enough metal left to tap it out to 1". I think he can tap it deeper with the 3/4" and run the anode in a little farther. That's the advantage of a tapered thread.
That's what I think too. My anode barely goes in there 1/3 of the threads.
The factory threads could easily be tapped deeper in mine.
I wonder if that's not the fix for dwcjb as well.
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That's what I think too. My anode barely goes in there 1/3 of the threads.
The factory threads could easily be tapped deeper in mine.
I wonder if that's not the fix for dwcjb as well.
Me, being the cheapskate I am, I'd sure give it a try. Nothing to loose! Heck, I'd even go so far as trying to braze the existing stripped one before I'd replace the whole thing. (I'd take it out of the coach first and fill it with water tho')
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Good thinking OC. First option should be to try and tap it deeper.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:51 AM   #28
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Try hardening Permatex - be sure and let it cure before adding water. I frequently use it on the gas tank petcock of old motorcycles, which have a tendency to leak. Once it is dry and cured it is fairly tough stuff.
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