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Replaced the anode rod on my water heater!

We bought the house in 2019 and thought it would be a good time to replace the anode rod. Given that it was my first time doing this, I was somewhat surprised to find the rod had completely corroded. ...
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How long for the hot water to stop smelling with anode rod change?

I changed the anode rod in my hot water heater, the change went smoothly (thankfully), but now I'm curious how long does it typically take for the water to stop smelling? Do I have to drain the entire ...
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Anode for buried galvanized steel tube

I recently installed an trampoline in my garden. The inclination made it necessary to bury parts of the trampolines feet in the earth. Since matching replacement feet are hard to source I am ...
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What size anode do I need for this tank

I have an old pressurized hot water cylinder and I am trying to change the sacrificial anode however the local plumbing stores seem to only have anodes for models they currently sell and also I'm ...
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Water heater sacrificial anode metal selection

A residential 17 year old electric water heater is working well in Florida. Maintenance is overdue. I plan to inspect / replace: sacrificial anode (expected to replace) heating element (expected ...
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In a pex household, would it reduce corosion to bond metal plumbing fixtures to my water heater's anode?

A water heater's sacrificial anode needs to be electrically bonded to the tank to function. This is accomplished via continuity through the threads by which it is secured. Knowing this, am I '...
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How are sacrificial anodes electrically bonded to the water heater?

I was thinking about the sacrificial anode in my hot water heater. It screws in via a hole on the top of the unit. Every time I've made a threaded plumbing connection, I wrap Teflon around the ...