what length anode rod for 50 gallon?

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

  1. ironshaikh

    ironshaikh New Member

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    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

    or

    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

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    As long as it's shorter than the depth of the water in the tank, you should be okay.
     
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