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Old 12-24-2015, 07:59 AM   #41
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Funny, I've not ever had a bad or worn out anode rod in 2 units over 13 years.


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Sounds like you must be filling with some pretty good quality H2O !!!
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:00 AM   #42
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All well water.
Maybe it's because I drain water heater tank after each trip unless we are going back out immediately the next week.


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Old 12-24-2015, 08:38 AM   #43
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I do the same,,, I see no reason to leave water set in the system for a couple of weeks or so !!! We too use only filtered well water,,, luckily we have a soft water faucet in the garage,,, when we built the house the guy that did my water softener knew how picky I am about washing cars,,, so he suggested a soft water faucet in the garage !!!
Love it !!! We did end up with some VERY HARD water,,, well is 97' deep !!!
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The softer the water, the quicker the anode depletion will occur.

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Read: http://www.pnnl.gov/main/publication...PNNL-22921.pdf
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That would be the reason they tell you to never fill your SPA with soft water,,, because it is more corrosive,,, but I have never seen much depletion of the anode rod in either RVs or our Home W/H ???
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That would be the reason they tell you to never fill your SPA with soft water,,, because it is more corrosive,,, but I have never seen much depletion of the anode rod in either RVs or our Home W/H ???
Exactly!

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I generally drain and flush the water heater if the RV will be stored for more than a week. We have had this RV for two years, replaced anode 1 time, it was about 75% gone. We do one major trip 6 to 8 weeks a year with allot of three and four day trips year round.
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Very hard to control the quality of the water you get when your on the road,,,
guess all you can do is filter it !!!
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Very hard to control the quality of the water you get when your on the road,,,
guess all you can do is filter it !!!
True. And with this being the case, nobody can possibly know how long their anode will last if they are traveling to different campgrounds all season.

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True. And with this being the case, nobody can possibly know how long their anode will last if they are traveling to different campgrounds all season.

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