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Old 02-24-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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I decided to do a little preventative maintenance on my water heater today......glad I did as I guess I didn't understand the life of an anode rod

This poor guy had sacrificed about as much as he had over the last 18 months. I'll be checking every 6 months or so from now on.

Having removed the rod, I spent a good 10 minutes flushing the tank, and was amazed how much crud came out of it.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:36 PM   #2
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I decided to do a little preventative maintenance on my water heater today......glad I did as I guess I didn't understand the life of an anode rod

This poor guy had sacrificed about as much as he had over the last 18 months. I'll be checking every 6 months or so from now on.

Having removed the rod, I spent a good 10 minutes flushing the tank, and was amazed how much crud came out of it.
Yep, definitely time to replace it.

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A lot of that “crud” was the remains of the rod which is not dead yet. I would replace it since it is out. Be sure to put 5-6 wraps of Teflon tape on the new one.
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A lot of that “crud” was the remains of the rod which is not dead yet. I would replace it since it is out. Be sure to put 5-6 wraps of Teflon tape on the new one.
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Just wrap the Teflon tape on the threaded portion ~ not the entire rod.

Sorry FordHauler, only wanted to clarify 'just in case'.
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My bad!
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