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Old 09-23-2015, 02:35 PM   #11
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Yup,,,,I agree with the OldCoot. Teflon on the threads of the anode are also necessary. I had some friends who ignored theirs for a couple years. I thought they were going to rip off the threaded base trying to get the anode unloosened. BTW, Old Coot,,,,is Concord, NC in the Blue Ridge. My wife and I are going to be heading that way next spring for a park host gig.
Concord is east and south of Blue Ridge mountains. About 365 miles west of the outer banks. Suburb of Charlotte.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:45 PM   #12
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We'll be between Cherokee and Ashville,,,,,one of God's living rooms. Ya done good on North Caroline, Old Coot!!
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:49 PM   #13
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We'll be between Cherokee and Ashville,,,,,one of God's living rooms. Ya done good on North Caroline, Old Coot!!
We're just MO. transplants from AR & IL.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:07 PM   #14
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I have not heard about the Danco silicone paste. I have been using the white thread pipe tape each time about twice a year. Is this similar? Where do you find the Danco paste?
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:40 PM   #15
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Silicone paste

Is silicone paste the new and improved pipe dope I still have a couple cans of the old stuff that I have had at least 25 years
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #16
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Just make sure when you remove the anode, you smear some Danco silicone paste on the tank threads to prevent rust. Even after 40+ yrs with trailers, I forgot to do it when we came home from FL this year and had to "chase" the threads to get the anode back in. CRS strikes again.
When I remove the anode rod I replace it over winter with a teflon plug
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:23 PM   #17
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Is silicone paste the new and improved pipe dope I still have a couple cans of the old stuff that I have had at least 25 years
Danco silicone paste is a lubricant only.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:37 PM   #18
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As is Teflon tape....it is also a lubricant for the threads, not a sealing tape. A RV hot water tank is the same as your home hot water tank, just much smaller. (As far as maintainance goes). Replacing the anode rod is necessary only when it has sacrificed itself. If one is going to leave the rod out all winter, please put a pipe plug in the hole to prevent critters from making a home inside your tank. Draining the tank after each camping trip is un-necessary. But, you can do it if you like!
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:27 AM   #19
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When I remove the anode rod I replace it over winter with a teflon plug
Teflon Plug,,, very interesting,,, where did you find one of those ???
I would be afraid to leave anode out,,, not knowing what might decide to nest in the WH ???
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Teflon Plug,,, very interesting,,, where did you find one of those ???
I would be afraid to leave anode out,,, not knowing what might decide to nest in the WH ???
I'll assume they meant Nylon or PVC not teflon.
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