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Powered Anode Recommendation Help


Looking to install a Powered Anode on a brand new 53 Bradford White Indirect Hot Water Heater.  Is there any particular Powered Anode rod manufacturer anyone recommends?  I see there is a few manufacturers out there.




  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,335
    Hi, I'd just look at the configuration of the anode. An ideal anode would be a ball in the center of a spherical tank. This way the distance to all areas to be protected would be equal. In a cylindrical tank, I'd want an anode long enough to go much of the way to the bottom of the tank, because it usually is harder to protect than the upper portions.

    I'd want the anode to have a light or some indicator that lets you know it's working. Sometimes they fail and you need to know that.

    Finally, I'd compare warranties to see who has the strongest one.

    Yours, Larry
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,443
    I have used the Corro-Protec brand several times w/ great success.
  • PilotPat24
    PilotPat24 Member Posts: 104
    edited August 2023
    Thanks for all of the information.  I have a new Bradford White 53 gallon indirect hot water heater that I will be installing that is equipped with two Anode rods.