Originally Posted by edm
DavidMPDK, first of all I have had very littl anode erosion and I have seen no problems with it. The anode is in the bottom of the tank and the hot water is taken of of the top of the tank. Unless there is a tremendous amount water going through the tank I can't see it being flushed through the system.
I installed a filter system in my FR 3 that will filter all incoming water to my system. I filter my tank fill water and fresh water line from camp hydrant. I put the filter in the cabnet with all the valves and inlets. The filter element is replaceable, and can be purchased from Home Depot.
Good luck hope some if this helps.
Yes, but the cold water comes in from the bottom and if, for example, the low water drain is opened without closing the bypass input valve to the water heater first the sediment may be pulled into the cold water side tubing and subsequently distributed throughout the cold water plumbing. Just a guess.