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    Anode Road

    Finally got the anode rod out of the hot water heater. I bought some P Blaster and let it sit for a while just get tapping, adding more P Blaster and using the wrench and finally it let loose. Oh well not much fun but I did get it out so I could drain the water. Never had that much trouble and hope I never do again.

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    Re: Anode Road

    I never saw an anode rod in my Reflection, just a plastic drain cap. The Solitude has a larger tank I know, is your tank made of steel?
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    Re: Anode Road

    Yes I have the 12 gallon Suburban tank which is steel that is why it has an anode rod. I think the Atwood tanks are aluminum and do not need an anode rod. Oh well just glad I was finally able to free it.

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    Re: Anode Road

    Whoever installed originally probably was a little short on the Teflon tape and also over-tightened the plug...lots of Teflon tape or pipe dope and you shouldn't have any issue removing.

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    I got mine out today. Used a long handle breaker bar. 2 years and still have some rod left
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    LC--when I first started reading your post I thought you were crossing the line on a risk'e post......yousers !!! Glad to see you all were just talking about a hot water tank (road or maybe rod) !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toes in the water View Post
    LC--when I first started reading your post I thought you were crossing the line on a risk'e post......yousers !!! Glad to see you all were just talking about a hot water tank (road or maybe rod) !!!

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    Dan, the post was about removing anode rods, I guess I will have to try to be more careful.
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    Yea, LC--time for a little levity and having some fun -- seems a little in short supply over the last several months......you're a good man !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toes in the water View Post
    Yea, LC--time for a little levity and having some fun -- seems a little in short supply over the last several months......you're a good man !

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