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Old 09-15-2011, 08:33 AM   #11
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i found out the hard way that there was a difference. bought the one with the drain only to get home and find out it was too small. my rule is to take the old part with me. i broke the rule with predictable results.

wish there was a way to have the water not drain next to heater. i put a piece of cardboard around the hole when i pull it out (like i do the filter on my washer).
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:04 AM   #12
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Camco Water Heater Drain Valve Wrench 11653 RVPartsNow.com

They have an inexpensive correctly sized socket for the anode too.

Thanks Chap, I looked all over for that. I knew I had seen it but could not find it. That bushing Charlie mentioned would also work with the Atwood anode.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:08 AM   #13
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Thanks Chap, I looked all over for that. I knew I had seen it but could not find it.
I had a bit of trouble finding that puppy, also. I remember that I had posted to the link in the past, so I had to do a search of my threads to find it.
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Only problem I see with the valve wrench is it fits the petcock not a plug. That takes a 1- 1/4" socket.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:52 PM   #15
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Only problem I see with the valve wrench is it fits the petcock not a plug. That takes a 1- 1/4" socket.
I think the size is 1 1/16th.
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Only problem I see with the valve wrench is it fits the petcock not a plug. That takes a 1- 1/4" socket.
Whoops... My bad. I did not read closely enough. I am sure they make a similarly priced anode wrench too.

http://www.americanrvcompany.com/Cam...RV_p_6094.html

Here it is.
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Thanks, that will work. That is a whole lot better than carrying a 3/4" ratchet.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:32 AM   #18
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Jim posted about using the anode to drain the tank.

I drain my tank using the low point drain. With the red low point drain open, I pop the pressure relief valve and drain the hot water tank when the rest of the system drains. That way when I take out the anode there is only a tiny bit of water left. Make sure you reseat the pressure valve and not leave it open all winter or it will not reseat properly.
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Jim posted about using the anode to drain the tank.

I drain my tank using the low point drain. With the red low point drain open, I pop the pressure relief valve and drain the hot water tank when the rest of the system drains. That way when I take out the anode there is only a tiny bit of water left. Make sure you reseat the pressure valve and not leave it open all winter or it will not reseat properly.
didn't know that would work. guess i was thinking that it was made like a home wh w/both lines entering and leaving the top. looks like i'm going to have to change my mine set.
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