what length anode rod for 50 gallon?

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by ironshaikh, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. ironshaikh

    ironshaikh New Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Chicago suburbs
    Hi all,

    I installed a water heater in my home in feburary, however I have a water softener and it really chews up water heaters. I installed a 50 gallon power vent rheem/ge water heater and i wanted to know what length magnesium anode rod to replace it with? I've been looking on amazon for it, and I prefer the flexible over straight, because I dont have that much room to work with. Unfortunately, home depot and ******* dont carry anode rods, special order. So it's just easiest to order off amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Camco-11612-4...&sr=8-3&keywords=magnesium flexible anode rod


    http://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Resi...&sr=8-4&keywords=magnesium flexible anode rod

    I'm assuming installation will be a snap, I have a good size 1/2" breaker bar
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    As long as it's shorter than the depth of the water in the tank, you should be okay.
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