Anode replacement Kenmore Power Miser 6 Gas Water Heater.

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  1. oz19454

    oz19454 New Member

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    I called the local plumber store. they said Kenmore Power Miser 6 Gas Water Heater need to order from Sear. But I looked at the video. He said it is standard pipe. Since Sear do not have collapsible type. I am wondering whether I can use different anode. Thx.


    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20047047,00.html
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Sears does NOT make water heaters. Depending on its age it was either made by State or AO Smith, which are essentially the same now. Either one uses a standard anode rod, and you can use any type which will work, usually the segmented ones are easier to insert.
  3. oz19454

    oz19454 New Member

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    Well. I ordered from Sear already. I think it is too long. May I cut that short ? Thanks.
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The anode rod works by the amount of surface area, so, if you cut it off, it will still work, but not quite as long or as well. Still, likely better than an old one that has been eaten away (they call it a scarficial anode for a reason!).
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