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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

$18.30 /each

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The Camco water heater anode rod protects your water heater from corrosion. It 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

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May 6, 2016
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I have spent hours on this problem. After researcher, with my water softener company and REHEEM water heaters...... aluminum, zinc, tin combination is the way to go for an anode rod.The sulfer smell water should be a bad dream. Although the rod should be replaced every year. Kind of pricey but well worth it.
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Aluminum, fixed my problem
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July 28, 2015
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Replacing the magnesium with the aluminum anode should reduce or eliminate the sulfur odor. However, if the odor is coming from the cold water as well as the hot, the sulfur is likely coming from elsewhere.
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Can this be bent to get into tank with not enough clearance to the ceiling?

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October 6, 2016
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It is not recommended that the anode rod be bent.
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Will this anode rod fit a Rheem 80 gal electric water heater?

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Here is a way to verify if a rigid rod is OK. I used a 5 foot piece of 1/2" plastic pipe guided into the tank to confirm that there was no interference with the internal heating elements. If you get interference, you can stop the installation. If you can't get the old rod out due to clearance problems around the water heater, you will know during the check-out procedure.
I put this rod into a 50 Read More
Here is a way to verify if a rigid rod is OK. I used a 5 foot piece of 1/2" plastic pipe guided into the tank to confirm that there was no interference with the internal heating elements. If you get interference, you can stop the installation. If you can't get the old rod out due to clearance problems around the water heater, you will know during the check-out procedure.
I put this rod into a 50 gallon generic electric water heater. You need lots of torque to remove the old rusted in rod. Clean the tank boss threads with a brush or a gently applied 3/4" pipe tap. I rinsed the threads with water to get a "cleaner than usual plumbing practice" nice thread for the new rod. Read Less
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can this aluminum rod be cut to length

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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???
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October 1, 2015
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Hi Joe,
Yes, these can be cut to length to fit your water heater.
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3/4 in. - 14 NPT x 42 in. Long Aluminum Anode Rod is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Went into my Whirlpool water heater after the old one had served five years and really showed it.... Went into my Whirlpool water heater after the old one had served five years and really showed it. Make sure you have good clearance above your water heater to get the one-piece rod in. If you don't have the clearance, look at getting a segmented anode. Item tightened up with no leaks. Make certain you have a 1-1/16 socket head and a good solid breaker-bar to get the old one out and the new one in properly. Having a friend handy to make sure the water heater doesn't move around when you try to get the old rod out might be a good idea too.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 15 years was too long and 3 years was too soon; curiously one rarely thinks to replace this; uns... 15 years was too long and 3 years was too soon; curiously one rarely thinks to replace this; unsure when it was last replaced?; it is about the same amount of work to inspect as to replace (so just replace it if you don't know); try replacing it before 10 years and then adjust to your experience; the 3/4" diameter lasts longer; Camco needs to use social media to get the word out; would bet this would be a worthwhile home inspection item;
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardest part on installing this was removing the old rod from the water heater. You'll probably n... Hardest part on installing this was removing the old rod from the water heater. You'll probably need someone to help hold heater while you try to break it loose with a cheater bar or you'll need to use a impact to get it loose.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Water Heater Anode Rod Arrived ahead of time and is as described. I cut the rod to length in order to fit it into water heater.
Date published: 2016-09-22
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 Perfect fit for my older anode rod. Perfect fit for my older anode rod.
Date published: 2017-01-03
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
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