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Old 10-23-2019, 07:00 PM   #21
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Or...as long as the water is dead cold, you can just unscrew the anode without relieving pressure. The exiting water will take a lot of the sediment with it and put it on you!

Seriously though- I put the hose/water heater nozzle in there and let it build pressure then pull out and gets most of sediment out.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:32 PM   #22
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Note that the anode rod does not screw all the way in ( to ends of thread). It is not designed to do that. Be sure to put a wrap or two of teflon tape on the threads.



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Old 10-24-2019, 08:46 AM   #23
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Or...as long as the water is dead cold, you can just unscrew the anode without relieving pressure. The exiting water will take a lot of the sediment with it and put it on you!

Seriously though- I put the hose/water heater nozzle in there and let it build pressure then pull out and gets most of sediment out.
Absolutely incorrect in my experience. See post #12. My water had not been pressurized or heated in months when I nearly took an anode spear through my guts.
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Note that the anode rod does not screw all the way in ( to ends of thread). It is not designed to do that. Be sure to put a wrap or two of teflon tape on the threads.


Just a side note- if you choose tape over sealant, you must check the head of the plug to the water heater tank/frame. You will have continuity or the anode will not effectively protect the surrounding metal. Teflon easily acts as a insulator if applied incorrectly.
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