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Old 12-19-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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Suburban water heater anode

We own a 15 34rl. We full time and took delivery in early February.
I pulled the anode and found it spent in 10 months of use. It may be in everybody's interest to check and flush your water heater while it's out. We have been full timing since 07 and never had a anode wear down that fast. I pull them every 12 months and usually have 1/4 left. FYI
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Was it an aluminum or magnesium rod?
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:25 AM   #3
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I just replace mine once a year.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:59 AM   #4
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We own a 15 34rl. We full time and took delivery in early February.
I pulled the anode and found it spent in 10 months of use. It may be in everybody's interest to check and flush your water heater while it's out. We have been full timing since 07 and never had a anode wear down that fast. I pull them every 12 months and usually have 1/4 left. FYI
Are you at the Same Water Supply location that the other A-Rods were lasting longer? Also good Q above about Which A-Rod,Alum or Mag! Youroo!!
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:02 AM   #5
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Just remember... it isn't 'spent' until it looks like the bottom illustration.

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Winterized my HWH and was rally surprised that the anode was down by 25% in one year. No big deal.
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Old 12-20-2015, 08:23 AM   #7
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I change my anode every year, no matter what the used one looks like.

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I change my anode every year, no matter what the used one looks like.

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Totally not being a smart @$$ but why?
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Are all the anodes the same size, and/or material? I really don't want aluminum in my water. Magnesium sounds healthier.
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They do come in different sizes by different makers but all still have 3/4 TP for install! Your choice on Al/Mag? Youroo!!
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