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Author Topic: Water Heater Annode maintenance  (Read 4946 times)
Michael Sedillo
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« on: November 29, 2011, 05:05:46 PM »

Has anybody out there ever heard of a water heater warranty being voided because the annode was not changed?
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 07:46:45 PM »

No, but most warranties I see are only five years which is right about the time an anode might start being replaced.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 07:37:13 PM »

After a while you need to check the hidden parts like your anode, just like you need to check your prostate. Sad but true, but also a necessity. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 08:13:22 PM »

At my last exam, I swear the Dr was using something the size of an anode rod.   Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 08:24:50 PM »

Wow, this topic took a (cringe) painful turn really fast.   I'd take a fantasy football thread drift over that one any day.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 09:06:51 PM »

Steve, that was was my point ! As blunt as it may be (or was) ! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 02:42:02 PM »

Cameron, it's time for your annual anode test! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 02:05:02 AM »

Joe,  Are you offering a new ancillary service to Cam?
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 01:24:48 PM »

Steve, I just do the scheduling. Cheesy
As an inspector I do not use invasive techniques. Grin
The specialists come in for that. Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 01:05:28 AM »

Don't worry guys, I know a couple competitors of mine you could call who would line up for that privilege. Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 03:51:16 AM »

And here I thought he was called "Poker Bob" for another reason.....  go figure. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 08:57:14 PM »

Yes, warranties can be voided if the anode has not been replaced. I just changed an anode rod in a house I rehabbed. But for a different reason. Just an FYI, I noticed the rotten egg smell on the hot water side only; house has a well. It turns out that the anode rod was made of magnesium, which will react with any sulfide in the water and release hydrogen sulfide gas (rotten egg smell). The fix-change the anode rod to an aluminum rod. Anyway, the water heater documents did mention to have the anode rod inspected yearly or the warranty could be voided.
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 09:03:42 PM »

Hey Mike, how you been, good to here from you. Good Info. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 10:03:42 PM »

I am ok, just been real busy
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 10:13:18 PM »

That's great, but visit more often buddy.
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