Anode Rod Question
Hello Guys and Gals!
Our 2019 camping season is over with the harvest of a really nice 5 point (10 points for the Easterners out there) coast Roosevelt Elk! Freezer is FULL!!
Time to put the new 34IK to bed for the winter.
We store her here in our barn, so under cover and totally enclosed for the PNW winter. Lines blown; furnace set to 45 degrees; air driers plugged in; damp rids in place; tanks empty with 'pink stuff' on the bottom.
Water heater: So we pulled the anode rod (photos attached) to drain and clean the 12 gallon Suburban tank.
What do you think of the condition the rod is in? It looks pretty 'eaten' at the threaded end to us.
We're going to reinstall for the winter as a plug but our question is: Should this be replaced in the spring before we use the 5th wheel again?
There was A LOT of the white stuff built up around the inside of the thread hole. There is STILL a small amount of 'white stuff' (what IS that stuff anyway?) that I can't seem to get off with the tank cleaner wand on one of the elements. Is that okay?
I attached some photos. This rod is the original that came with the 5vr in March of this year, so it's 9 months old. We're thinking 'replace in spring' but would like to know if you all agree or use it some more.
Thanks in advance...photos attached.
2015 F350 6.7L SD Lariat 4x4 Crew
2020 CC 34IK w/ dishwasher & TrailAir
2014 21’ Thunder Jet Luxor OB 150 Yamaha & 9.9 kicker
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