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Old 04-16-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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No anode rod in water heater?

HI Folks,
We just purchased a Jay Feather 22FQSW and I noticed that the water heater doesn't appear to have a sacrificial anode, only a plastic plug. Unfortunately our owners manual for the heater was missing from the manual set, but I assume that this is normal. All the Suburban heaters I have owned before have required periodic replacement of the anode. Is there anything similar in this unit?
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:29 PM   #2
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On my trailer it dosent take a anode rod and was told I shouldnt use one as my tank is Aluminum
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:33 PM   #3
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Atwood water heaters are aluminum and do not have an annode. A suburban heater is SS and needs an annode.
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Depends on the water heater. The aluminum tanks have nylon plugs and no rods. I think Atwoods are the alum tanks.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:37 PM   #5
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Yep, Atwood has an aluminum tank. Also, always replace the plastic plug with anther plastic plug, don't use a metal one or it may fuse itself to the Aluminum tank (electrolysis at play).

If you reuse the plastic plug clean out the inside of the plug, sediment collects there. I always carry a couple spare plugs.

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Old 04-16-2015, 01:59 PM   #6
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my new jayflight has NO anode tube...we just upgraded from a Viking pop up that had an anode tube so I was concerned but dealer confirmed NO anode tube on new jayco tt's
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:05 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Can't say I'll miss replacing the rod. Spare plugs sounds like a good idea.
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