Model # 11582

Internet #204219878

Camco 3/4 in. - 14 NPT x 42 in. Long Aluminum Anode Rod
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Camco

3/4 in. - 14 NPT x 42 in. Long Aluminum Anode Rod

$1832 /each

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The Camco 5/8-Inch OD by 42-Inch anode rod extends the life of your water heater and protects it from corrosion. The anode rod is a self-sacrificing rod that attracts the minute pieces of metal that cause corrosion. This product also features a precision milled thumb wheel for easy adjustment.

  • Extends the life of your water heater
  • 3/4 in. OD x 42 in. long
  • Aluminum
  • Prevents or deters corrosion of exposed metals in the water heater
  • Attracts corrosion causing particles

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We have a slight sulfur smell from or well, which anode is better, aluminum or magnesium? Thanks Bill

Asked by: billy
The anode rod has little or nothing to do with such odors. The anode rod prolongs the life of the water heater. If you want to remove odors or minerals, try using a filter.
Answered by: rod
Date published: 2017-04-22

Can this be bent to get into tank with not enough clearance to the ceiling?

Asked by: DIY
Nope. You can cut it shorter (but it will not last as long). There are some rods available in flexible sections. [FYI, The architect, contractor and city inspector all should not have allowed the water heater to be installed in such a small space.]
Answered by: rod
Date published: 2016-11-09

can this aluminum rod be cut to length

The 3/4 in NPT is right but I'm not sure about the length. The one I removed is 33", but it looks like it has deteriorated in length. The water heater is a 40 gallon electric and the 42" may fit. If the 42 " rod is too long can I cut it to fit or does it have to be sealed with epoxy or something else???
Asked by: joe
Yes, I used a hacksaw to take the last 6 inches off of the rod. Does not change the performance at all.
Answered by: WellWaterSmell
Date published: 2017-02-21

Will this kipp the hot water heater from getting hot

Will this kipp the hot water heater from getting hot
Asked by: Cop
No, this does not limit how hot your water can get. It only attracts corrosive material in your water heater. It sacrifices itself so your water heater will last longer.
Answered by: CamcoProductExpert
Date published: 2016-12-18
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Customer Reviews

3/4 in. - 14 NPT x 42 in. Long Aluminum Anode Rod is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced magnesium Anode with this Zinc one due to Sulfur smell in my water. While the rod is ou... Replaced magnesium Anode with this Zinc one due to Sulfur smell in my water. While the rod is out, drain the tank down a few gallons, and put 1-2 cups of Hydrogen Peroxide per each 10 gallons of your hot water tank. Put the new rod in and recharge the tank, the smell was gone in 2-3 minutes and has not come back.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size, actually longer then original so it will last longer. Fit like a glove. Perfect size, actually longer then original so it will last longer. Fit like a glove.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit for my older anode rod. Perfect fit for my older anode rod.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from right replacement part, works. right replacement part, works.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT WORKS FOR ME! I purchased this anode rod for a electric water heater that I purchased from Home Depot about 4 years ago. I live in the northeast and my rod was corroded with only 30% remaining. The problems started with little air coming out of faucet when I turned on the hot water. Then I started getting rusty (hot only) water. I changed the anode rod and within two days the rusty water stopped and within a week the air stopped coming out of the faucet when I turned it on. Its been a month and a half and no rusty or air in the water.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of torque needed to remove old rod. I am using a second hand electric water heater tank in a solar water heater. Lucky I removed the old anode and checked. The water heater was much older than the seller claimed and the anode was 98% gone. I had seen excessive rust on the inlet, outlet and pressure relief welded bosses. That was the clue that the anode was eroded and failing to protect the tank. Replacing the anode requires over 200 foot pounds of torque to unscrew the old anode. I used a 1/2 inch breaker bar, 1 1/16" socket, a 5 foot 1" piece of pipe (for leverage on the wrench), a 4 foot long 2x4 (to prevent the tank from spinning), safety glasses and gloves. Clean hole with pipe tap. Use pipe dope on new item.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hot Water tank replacement Anode Rod Sufficient headroom above tank to remove and insert new Anode rod, air impact wrench and 1 1/16" socket, thread sealant and new anode rod installed. Good quality, great price.
Date published: 2015-12-08
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