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Old 09-29-2019, 12:52 PM   #61
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That's what I have been trying to do most of the morning. Still can't get it started.
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Have you tried my hint in post #27?
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:32 PM   #62
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have to tip it backwards to counter the weight of rod
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:36 PM   #63
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Always get the 6 point. The 12 can slip.

X2! A six point socket will have a bit better grip on the anode rod "nut."



It can also help to wedge/trap pastboard or plastic of some sort between the socket and the anode rod nut so that when you lever down the breaker bar, you will lift the inside of anode rod a bit better. Small bit, but maybe enough.


Beats turning the RV on its side.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:41 PM   #64
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I took my drain plug out and replaced it with a boiler drain valve its a quarter turn valve and then added a short tube to it to hang out the side while draining. Works like a charm.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:50 PM   #65
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BTW, 1-1/16" = 26.99 mm. So, if you're like me and have a 27 mm socket, but not a 1-1/16" socket, you're already in good shape. Just an FYI for those doing a needs analysis.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:55 PM   #66
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X2! A six point socket will have a bit better grip on the anode rod "nut."



It can also help to wedge/trap pastboard or plastic of some sort between the socket and the anode rod nut so that when you lever down the breaker bar, you will lift the inside of anode rod a bit better. Small bit, but maybe enough.


Beats turning the RV on its side.
If you need a breaker bar for your anode, you're tightening it waay too tight.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:00 PM   #67
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I'm amazed at the men with trucks, campers and into outdoors and rural living who do not have basic hand tools at this stage in life? Explain that to me? a 1-1/16" socket is a pretty basic tool in any tool box if you have a couple 1/2" drive sets? I can't imagine not? I bet I have 2-3 of each deep and shallow, 12 and 6 point, chrome and impact.

At 48 years old, I own more tools than most so called mechanics.... I guess my tool box is unusual. Who would have known!
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