Originally Posted by LFugate
Nope, my last TT was gas only and it had a anode. That one lasted 6 years before I replaced it, it probably could have went longer.
my 84 had a gas with no anode rod. had to replace the frig in 96 but the wh was still going in 2002.
my current home gas wh has no anode. the electric home units do.
it may have been a stretch saying it may be aggravated by the heating element but there is reason they were (don't know if the new gas hw heaters have one or not) just found in the electric heaters. in the home units, i believe the heaters are the same metal.
the electrical imbalance has to be satisfied somehow. on our docks, we used an electrical current to do that. the ones that figured out how much and where to locate it are a lot smarter than i am.