Water Heater Anode Rod Question
Hello all. I have a question or two concerning the anode rod for my suburban water heater. I’m getting ready to drain and clean my water heater. I’m not sure what type of anode rod I should purchase. I’ve seen some made of aluminum and others made of magnesium. Does it matter which is used? Is one better than the other? What are your recommendations?
Thank you in advance!
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Will do. Thanks Ray.
I had to replace my hot water heater last year and removed the aluminum anode before I threw it out. When I drained the new water heater this spring I was shocked to see the anode worn out(magnesium) I am assuming the water at the Imperial Dam LTVA must contain minerals which just eat magnesium so the spare aluminum anode went back in.
Thanks Popps. I just got the magnesium anode rod today. I’ll be ordering an aluminum rod as a backup.
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