Re: Anodes, heaters, and stink
Posted by hj on July 10, 2003 at 19:51:29:
In response to Re: Anodes, heaters, and stink
Whoever wrote that explanation needs to do some research. The magnesium rod "disintergrates" and in the process it is attracted to exposed metal in the tank and coats that metal to protect it from the effects of water exposure. Without it, there is no protection, but it is also possible that by that time all exposed surfaces are protected and it is no longer needed.

: Hey all, I've been reading some posts which attribute well water stink to sulfites and anode chemical reactions. The remedy has been to remove the anode. I'm considering this and checked out some info on anodes and water heaters. I found this:

: "This rod is a length of magnesium or aluminum that is suspended in the tank and acts like a magnet to attract charged water molecules that would otherwise attack the steel tank. "

: My question is, how do you protect the tank once you remove the anode?

: Thanks.

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