Pop up portal and my anode

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by Tom Jordan, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Tom Jordan

    Tom Jordan Member

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    One more reason for a neophyte to follow Pop Up Portal; I didn’t even know that I had an anode behind the drain plug. I think I’ll replace it now.....
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    Apparently you found an inch and a sixteenth socket in your tool box. I had to chase to two hardware stores.
     
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    bheff Well-Known Member

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    I'm weird and pull my anode after every trip. It rides just behind the WH door. I have one more year left on it still. I've heard of people using vinegar and then heating it to help remove all the scale that left inside the WH. Personally I think the flush wand works perfectly fine if you stay on top of the maintenance.
     
  4. Tom Jordan

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    Dan, I’m with you on that. I’ve made many of those parts store runs. Happily, the 1 1/16” trip was sometime in the past. I can’t remember, but that one might fit the steering wheel nut on an ‘89 Isuzu Pickup!
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Looks like it was time :) to replace it.
     
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    When replacing the rod, Suburban recommends this. If on the end of your rod there is a weld nipple, its magnesium and it is to be replaced with an aluminum rod (smooth face) Switch the rods each on replacement.
     
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    Thank you, joet, I appreciate the help. I had not found that particular piece of information, although I have found where Suburban suggests an Aluminium anode for highly reactive water sources (high in iron). I plan to stick with magnesium for another year just so I can monitor the deterioration.
     

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