do they even have an anode rod left? i drain mine every fall, and let it air dry for a couple of days before reinstalling anode rod, replacing as needed. after that, its winterize and dream of spring.
our water conservation has increased since the kids no longer go with us, or they dont go as often. hard to get teenagers to grasp the idea of a navy shower. they dont like using cg facilities as some are just horrible, and they also hate running out of hot water. hey.. its only 6 gallons, it isnt going to last all day