Virg FINALLY changed the Anode

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Virg FINALLY changed the Anode

Postby Luizianna » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:24 pm

After 3 years he finally changed the hot water heater anode....yuck!!! Here's what it looked like...

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The new one from CW is a lot shorter...I wonder why?
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Postby Don Wilson » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:29 pm

Yep, That is what mine looked like when I changed it after two and 1/2 years.

The new one I installed has a valve that I can drain the water heater after each trip.

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Postby Luizianna » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:32 pm

Virg said the new one he put on does also. He said the only ones from CW had were ones with that valve.
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Postby Shields » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:33 pm

Interesting, CW asked me if I needed the long one or the short one. I showed them the old one and said "you tell me". I got the identical long one from them.
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Postby Luizianna » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:24 pm

Virg didn't ask for help...lol there were two hanging there and one was for 8 gal and one for a 10 gal....both were short. The 8 gal was shorter than the one we got as we have the 10 gal heater. Hope we got the right one!!!
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Postby yogi154 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:42 pm

Virg I think you could have got another year out of that old rod . :D I drained in the fall there wasn't nothing left a bare rod . I turned the water on with the plug out and flushed for a while . There was a lot of caca !!!flowing out and down the side of the trailer . I guess I'll have to wash it in the spring . Ya Right :lol: Well I guess we have a trip to C W ,and we say good to a couple hundred buckskins .
I know Marti will find something that we can't live with out . :D We suffer from the Winter Blues !!!

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Re: Virg FINALLY changed the Anode

Postby Mike Clay » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:52 pm

Luizianna wrote:After 3 years he finally changed the hot water heater anode....yuck!!! Here's what it looked like...

Image

The new one from CW is a lot shorter...I wonder why?


Well thats the long one but sheesh maybe change it a little sooner next time. LOL
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Postby jennyt » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:00 am

We need to do ours too :oops: 3 years for us also - I don't think I'll be posting a pic though. :wink:
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Postby snuffy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:05 am

I'm glad mine doesn't have one.
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Postby Shields » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:07 pm

I'm glad mine doesn't have one.


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Postby Olbird » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:41 pm

If someone removed the hot water heater anode you need to get one back installed.
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Postby snuffy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:13 pm

I have an Atwood and it does not have an anode rod.
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Postby Olbird » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:05 pm

Did you Cardinal come with a Atwood and did the Atwood come with a electric element.

Atwood units have an aluminum tank with a special coating and a anode is not required, most water deposits will washed off to the bottom of the tank.


Suburban water heaters come equipped with a anode rod and they are equipped for a reason - they need them to prolong the life of the tank. Suburban tanks are made of steel with an inner glass lining and a electric heating element is inserted into the water as a second heat source. The more different metals within the tank the greater chance of corrosion. The anode rod helps to prevent corrosion of the steel tank by attracting the corrosion to itself - it's called a sacrificial rod.
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