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Old 11-11-2014, 06:21 AM   #1
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No cathode in hot water tank

All I have is a plastic plug for the hot water, do I need a cathode?
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:27 AM   #2
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No. There are two water heater brands. Suburban and Atwood. One uses a cathode, the other only has a plastic plug. I forget which brand is which but your Jayco uses the one with the plastic plug only. I think it's the Atwood if I remember correctly.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:37 AM   #3
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No. There are two water heater brands. Suburban and Atwood. One uses a cathode, the other only has a plastic plug. I forget which brand is which but your Jayco uses the one with the plastic plug only. I think it's the Atwood if I remember correctly.
You are correct. Suburban brand water heaters have the cathode, Atwood does not.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:42 AM   #4
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Yeah I think it has something to do with the tank liner material but I am not positive , mine in the old camper had a cathode and this one in the new one just has a plastic plug.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:55 AM   #5
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I've asked the dealer about this before. Since our hot water heaters are lined with glass, no need for the cathode rod.
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Is there a mix-up in terminology here? Isn't the rod that's being referred to in this thread called a sacrificial anode?
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Is there a mix-up in terminology here? Isn't the rod that's being referred to in this thread called a sacrificial anode?
Actually you are correct. It is an anode.
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Suburban = Steel
Atwood = Aluminum

No anode in the aluminum tank.
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I've had both, several times, and the Atwood is superior.
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I have had both and the Suburban has been superior.

Just kidding, I have had good service from them both.
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