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Anode replacement

Steve_210 Member Posts: 646
General question here I just had an indirect fail in my own house.
My concern is I have quite a few out there in service around the same age do you guys generally change the ANode if so how often


  • Steve_210
    Steve_210 Member Posts: 646
    It’s about 12 years old the coil was leaking internally
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,327
    Hi, Anode replacement relates to how conductive the water is. In over-softened water, I've had them down to a bare wire in six months, while in clean, not very conductive water, they can go for six years. In general and with decent water, I check anodes every three years, but with an older tank, replace it and check again in one year to see how fast it's being used up.

    Yours, Larry