This past weekend I checked the anode rod for a GE electric water heater. I
noticed that it was encased in a varnish-like material that I was able to
I replaced the rod after scraping/filing, to reveal bright metal.
Nevertheless, I wonder about this material, which presumably acts like an
Is this covering normal? Should I be periodically scraping this material
thanks in advance.
here's everything that you will want to know about your anode rod
I'd suggest that the crap you scraped off is a result of the anode rod doing
considering a new rod cost 20~30 bucks, I'd replace it.
btw, for what its worth, I replaced the anode rod on my hot water heater to
kill the rotten egg stink, and flushed with hydrogen peroxide and it worked
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