Water Heater Anode Rod

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by edbreyer, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. edbreyer

    edbreyer New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Chicago
    I recall reading somewhere that water heaters have sacrificial anode rods that help reduce internal corrosion. Are these rods replacable in most heaters? I now have two Richmond/Rheem 50 Gal power vent heaters and with the new design (for flamible fumes) they're getting pretty pricey - so I'd like to take reasonable steps to extend their life.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

    edbreyer
  2. Plumber2000

    Plumber2000 Plumber

    Messages:
    196
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    There replaceable, but to get them out is another story, they can be a bear to almost impossible to remove.
Similar Threads: Water Heater
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Nortiz tankless water heater - water not hot enough Nov 14, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Relocating Baseboard Hotwater Heater Oct 13, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Water Heater Discharge Tube Question Oct 12, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice 14 YO Rheem hot water heater ONLY drips water when heating Aug 29, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Reliance 606 water heater keeps shutting off Aug 21, 2014

Share This Page