Model # AP12938

Internet #205635420

Rheem 0.625 in. Diameter x 42 in. Long Aluminum Anode Rod for Water Heaters
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Rheem

0.625 in. Diameter x 42 in. Long Aluminum Anode Rod for Water Heaters

$1789 /each

Product Overview

Anode rods are the most important line of defense in preventing corrosion and leaks in your water heater. These devices work because the metal in the rod is sacrificed so the tank does not corrode. As the anode works, the life of the water heater is increased. The anode should be checked and replaced every couple of years. This Rheem PROTECH is 3/4 in. NPT x 42 in.
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Product Overview

Anode rods are the most important line of defense in preventing corrosion and leaks in your water heater. These devices work because the metal in the rod is sacrificed so the tank does not corrode. As the anode works, the life of the water heater is increased. The anode should be checked and replaced every couple of years. This Rheem PROTECH is 3/4 in. NPT x 42 in.
  • Fits most brands: Rheem, Ruud, Richmond, GE, State, Kenmore, Bradford White, AO Smith, American, Craftmaster, Lochinvar, Reliance, GS Wood, Mor-Flo and Whirlpool
  • Helps prolong the life of your water heater (sold separately)
  • Aluminum construction
  • 3/4 in. NPT fitting
  • 1 year limited warranty

Product Overview

Model #: AP12938
Internet #: 205635420

Anode rods are the most important line of defense in preventing corrosion and leaks in your water heater. These devices work because the metal in the rod is sacrificed so the tank does not corrode. As the anode works, the life of the water heater is increased. The anode should be checked and replaced every couple of years. This Rheem PROTECH is 3/4 in. NPT x 42 in.

  • Fits most brands: Rheem, Ruud, Richmond, GE, State, Kenmore, Bradford White, AO Smith, American, Craftmaster, Lochinvar, Reliance, GS Wood, Mor-Flo and Whirlpool
  • Helps prolong the life of your water heater (sold separately)
  • Aluminum construction
  • 3/4 in. NPT fitting
  • 1 year limited warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
.75
Product Height (in.)
42
Product Width (in.)
.75

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Aluminum
Product Type
Anode Rod
Product Weight (lb.)
2.6lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
.75
Product Height (in.)
42
Product Width (in.)
.75

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Aluminum
Product Type
Anode Rod
Product Weight (lb.)
2.6lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

what is the wrench sise needed and pipe` thread size

Asked by: billy
You will need a 1 1/16" socket like the others have said and to get the old one out, i used a standard breaker bar. All you need is enough leverage, do not go crazy. If you do not have a breaker bar, use a long piece of pipe over the socket wrench handle and just lean into it a bit. Do not forget to dope up the threads putting it back in. If you have obstacles on top, maneuver it into the hole first and then dope it up before you drop it in place. The head of the rod may hot something else up top. Mine was a bit tricky to maneuver between other pipes, the exhaust for the water heater and rafters.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2017-09-25

Where do the Anodes Rods come from

I'm told Ebay only sell rods from China! Are there any that aren't made in China that are sold on Ebay and how much for a rod to fit a 315 Lt. Rheem Hot Water System. Are there any instructions on how to fit these rods? I'm an old lady who needs to do it myself. I can't see the point in paying someone $167 to put a rod in that costs under $20 in.
Asked by: cass
See instructions at the link below on how to do it. http://www.rheem.com/docs/FetchDocument.aspx?ID=aedbbc95-9a6b-4780-aa23-b0ed9abe41cd
Answered by: yda
Date published: 2017-04-15

Do these rods have the inner steel wire core ??

Do these rods have the inner steel wire core ??
Asked by: AlexD
Hi, I do not think so BUT I am not 100% sure. I took a hax saw and cut about 1 inch off the bottom of the al rod to make sure it would not hit the bottom of the heater tank. The rod at that part is solid aluminum. I think it is solid form end to end. Took smell out of my well water.
Answered by: TIM
Date published: 2017-08-16

I don't have the overhead space needed for a full length anode rod. Can I safely cut this to abo...

I don't have the overhead space needed for a full length anode rod. Can I safely cut this to about 36 inches or so without causing any problems?
Asked by: Gramps
They make rods that are meant to bend. They are segmented. Check it out on line.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-02-22
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Customer Reviews

0.625 in. Diameter x 42 in. Long Aluminum Anode Rod for Water Heaters is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works fine The product seems to have cut down on the sulphuric smelling water we were getting and was fairly easy to install. Make sure to measure the height of your ceiling! We had to tip the tank to thread in the new rod as it was too tall.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my calcified magnesium rod with this one to remove... Replaced my calcified magnesium rod with this one to remove the sulfur stink from my well water. Quick and easy fix.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not much can be said...it's a 5/8" x 42" aluminum... Not much can be said...it's a 5/8" x 42" aluminum anode rod.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meets my needs, received as expected.... Meets my needs, received as expected.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Universal product that should fit most heaters. 3/4 pipe thread which 99% of heaters have. Old on... Universal product that should fit most heaters. 3/4 pipe thread which 99% of heaters have. Old one was 3 years old and definitely shot. Getting the old one out was a challenge. Used my electric impact to pop it loose. Thread sealant on the new one and wrenched it in easily.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from There is no way to tell if this rod is working. It is inside of a water heater. It was cut back t... There is no way to tell if this rod is working. It is inside of a water heater. It was cut back to the length of the old rod. It fit in the heater. I can only hope it does the job it is meant for.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not much I can say about a product as exciting as an anode rod for a water heater. But, it seemed... Not much I can say about a product as exciting as an anode rod for a water heater. But, it seemed to be of good quality and went right into our water heater to give it years of protection.
Date published: 2016-12-06
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