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Old 10-05-2015, 11:45 PM   #1
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Hot water tank

First time to winterize my 1986 Jayco. As someone mentioned early drained tank. While removing lower drain plug a long rod was attached to the plug. I am assuming this is some type of anodizing rod. Is this correct as I noticed that is was somewhat deep pitted. When do you want to change this. Also, is it wise to leave this out during winter months or what. Thanks
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:57 AM   #2
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I'm not a water heater expert but it does not appear you removed the drain plug. Could it be you removed the heating element or the control valve ?
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:24 AM   #3
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I believe you removed the anode rod is the drain plug on some WH's. What brand of heater is it? The Atwood heaters with the aluminum tanks do not use an anode rod. Here is a video on the rods..

I'd leave it out for the winter.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:02 AM   #4
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Another vote for "Leave the anode rod out for the winter".


Give it a light wire brushing to remove most of the scale and wash the filings off as part of spring preparations.


That worked great for my old trailer. (The new one didn't come with an anode rod, but will be getting one next year.)
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:34 AM   #5
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I leave mine out when I drain it. If it is over 2/3 gone I replace it. They are available at most rv supplies for under $20. I always have a spare on hand.

That opening doubles as a drain on the Suburban WH's and MUST be kept there in order to prevent damage to the tank from electrolysis.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:36 PM   #6
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Yep, mine looks just like the bottom pic. Will clean it up and not re-install until spring. Thanks
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