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Re: Water Heater Anode

To: Mike Frerichs <>
Subject: Re: Water Heater Anode
From: Trevor Boicey <>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 23:03:27 -0400
Mike Frerichs wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone could explain to me what the anode is for on
> my water heater.  I've also heard it referred to as a "sacrificial
> anode" which leads me to believe it might be something that needs to be
> replaced once in a while.  My water heater is about five years old and
> there's quite a bit of what appears to be some type of corrosion around
> the anode on the top of the unit.

  It's it's job. It's job is to corrode, so that the rest of
the system doesn't.

  As far as I know, as long as it's not totally insulated by
it's own crud, it works as good as ever.

Trevor Boicey, P. Eng.
Ottawa, Canada,
ICQ #17432933
"I may have accidently tore a hole in the space/time continuum" - Ajax

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