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Old 11-16-2020, 09:23 PM   #41
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Back to the original RV anode question, I always replace it with Suburban OEM brand rather than any other brand or analyze which material to get.
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:19 PM   #42
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pipe dope or?

Do you screw in new rod with or without a pipe dope? name brand to buy? took out my rod and noticed it has pipe dope for the metals threads???
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:33 PM   #43
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I purchased a Suburban OEM brand on Amazon..... Used Teflon tape on the threads
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:30 PM   #44
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Some other factors in Water heater replacement

Went through our water heater replacement about 6 months ago. Anode only material only about 1.5 inch long. No wire? Had it done and took about 45 minutes. Replaced a 6 gal with a 10 gal and now we do not run out of hot water during every shower. Same size fit in 2008 Sierra 345RET. Have a spare anode on hand for next year. Could have installed largest unit in same hole if it had been immediately available.



The 6 gal may have been an earlier replacement - found some on-site info that this started with an 8 gal. The key was that an $1120 job only went up to $1195 due to capacity increase. With little documentation from the factory or vendors it becomes pretty hard to figure some of this stuff out. Previous owners took pretty good care of the unit, but it is getting old. We just live in it at a fixed location in East Texas so it might be "stationary" on our land.
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:56 AM   #45
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:37 PM   #46
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No rusted out water heaters?

Someone asked if anyone had had a water heater fail due to rust. I didnít see anyone say yes.
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