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Old 10-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #21
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I bought a cobalt socket from Lowes, 1 1/16 Six point, lifetime warranty, less than $6.00, used my military discount. On the warranty...now wonder where I put the slip at.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #22
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You can also buy single sockets at AutoZone. I keep a roll of Teflon tape next to my socket and tape the threads each time I pull it out to drain the heater tank.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #23
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Came off like butter this morning! The anode looked pretty good...just some deterioration near the top of the stem. I'll be good to go next spring.

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:30 AM   #24
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Came off like butter this morning! The anode looked pretty good...just some deterioration near the top of the stem. I'll be good to go next spring.

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Lucky you, I had to barrow a breaker bar to get the anode out. I like the idea in this thread to tighten it just enough to stop the water. So next season I'll find out if I could do that without using the breaker bar. Also the Teflon on the tip was there and I'll replace with a new one.

How much is a anode bar replacement for our aframe and where can you get them?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #25
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Gary said that using Teflon tape on the threads (like others have suggested) will help make removal easier. He said our nut end was rusty too. The rod will get replaced before the rust becomes an issue, other than the threads getting rusty and, again, the tape helps somewhat. Ours showed some pitting and corrosion at the nut end, so it will be fine for another season at least.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #26
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There are less expensive wrench options.

Water Heater Socket Wrench Plumbing Tool on eBay!
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #27
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There are less expensive wrench options.

Water Heater Socket Wrench Plumbing Tool on eBay!
Cheaper - yes. But you get what you pay for. You won't get much leverage for breaking rusted rods loose with that one.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #28
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I think I have seen people use a cross-type tire iron for this before as well. Have not tried mine to see if one of the 4 sockets is 1 1/16"
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #29
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Cheaper - yes. But you get what you pay for. You won't get much leverage for breaking rusted rods loose with that one.
He surely put this on as a (Joke)! People using Impact guns,long breaker bars,4 way lug wrenches,then this piece of formed sheat metal? Youroo!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #30
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He surely put this on as a (Joke)! People using Impact guns,long breaker bars,4 way lug wrenches,then this piece of formed sheat metal? Youroo!!
Yeah - I was thinking that also. I bet Herk smiled when he put that in.
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