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Old 07-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #11
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Check to make sure it is seated correctly to start, and not being cross threaded. ie. start over. Sometimes itís hard to start straight because the weight at the other end of the rod makes it want to go in crooked.

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Old 07-11-2018, 03:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Sandstone Mike View Post
First time on the Forum and reading a lot of helpful stuff. I have a 2018 Rockwood a213hw and am trying to replace the anode rod on my water heater. Just drained it (found out I don't have to do it so soon, rookie mistake...) I've added 1-2 wraps of Teflon tape to the anode rod threads and after tightening with a socket, a couple of threads still show. I'm afraid to crank on it any more. Is this normal?
Anode rods are tapered pipe threads.
They are not made to be bottomed out so that no threads show.

Upon proper tightening, there will be some threads showing.
As long as it is tight and not cross-threaded you are good.


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Old 07-11-2018, 04:01 PM   #13
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Makes sense. Thanks for pointing that out!
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:48 PM   #14
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Yes, it will not screw in to the point where the threads dont show. You sound like it's good as you got it .

Just Google suburban anode rods and then look at pictures. You will see exposed threads when installed.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:47 PM   #15
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Will Know the answer on friday.

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Old 07-11-2018, 05:51 PM   #16
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Someone should make a tool to get these things threaded easier. I worry about cross threading every time. There is just not enough room to get my hand in there.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:59 PM   #17
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I have found over the years that using a deep well socket with a small extension helps when trying to screw the anode in, being careful not to cross thread as others have stated. Start by using the socket/extension by hand and when it starts to screw in, use the socket wrench to tighten up. Hopes this helps.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:28 PM   #18
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As long as it doesn't leak, you are OK.


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