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Old 07-26-2018, 11:19 PM   #1
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Water Heater Rod

I didn't replace my water heater rod when I should have and now the darn thing is rusted and stuck. Anyone have any ideas on getting it out? I tried a rust removal, no go.
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Old 07-27-2018, 02:56 AM   #2
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It's called a sacrificial anode. Try some pin point heat from a small oxy / acet torch at one area of the thread. It may melt some styrofoam but that's okay, and then quickly wind it out ( maybe use two people). Make sure you don't set the place on fire.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:47 AM   #3
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https://www.amazon.com/Kano-Aerokroi...B5XP2LWJC&th=1

Spray this on it and let it set a day or to.
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Believe me 40 years in the trade / only heat will get it
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:33 AM   #5
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And this is why I remove mine every fall after camping season. It drains tank faster and allows me to inspect anode.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:28 PM   #6
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That rod is the tank drain . Someone should have told you to drain it at least once a year? How did you winteize the tank without draining it ???
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Old boiler trick

This may sound funny but try to tighten it just a little this sometimes will break it loose and then can be removed an old boiler technician told me this trick and it works
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