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Rheem 120810bd how often do I replace the anodes?

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As often as they go out.

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SOURCE: Rheem water heater anode replacement

To replace it you will it in the middle of the heat.You will have to have a big wrench or socket to fix it.First turn water off and release psI.Then there won't be a problem to replace.

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SOURCE: cant locate anode rod on rheem gaas water heater

It looks like a plug screwed into the top of the water heater (it IS plugging the hole so turn off water and release pressure b4 removing)

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

SOURCE: I have a Rheem 120810bd gas hot water heater ..I

Problem might be crossover:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html
Sometimes a clog in water line can cause added problems.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

SOURCE: I have a Rheem 120810BD hot water system and BCC

1) Call Rheem. I don't know the number outside the US.
1-800-432-8373
2) Contact local plumbing supply and ask who sells the Rheem unit. Then call that dealer and inquire about rating.

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Rheem 'preferred parts'
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/2011_Rheem-anode-rods.pdf
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How to how to install the anode rod - for extended warranty - in a new Rheem waterheater?


You are installing a combo anode rod that replaces hot water outlet nipple. This means you will have 2 anode rods, which doubles the anode capacity of tank, which can cause extended life of water heater, assuming that both anodes are inspected each 2-5 years.

Sounds like a heat trap insert is in the way.
Look at parts sheet that comes with product manual.
Pull insert out since it will cause clogs.
Same insert is on cold side nipple.

I want you to contact the Tank forum since they are anode experts:
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My understanding is that Rheem water heaters are made so only Rheem brand anodes fit their tanks. While other companies use generic anodes that are sold at any plumbing supply, and also sold at Tank website.

You can configure pipes to make heat traps that save save $2-4 per year on gas water heater operation.
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Where is anode located mdel no. 82yp30-1


Question posted under Rheem water heater.
Model number does not describe water heater.
Model number posted in question does not appear at Rheem, and does not appear in a web search for water heaters.
Here are options:

1) Add a comment and describe water heater in detail so expert can access more information

2) Contact Rheem.
http://www.rheem.com/Contact.aspx

3) If this is tank-type water heater, the anode is located on top of heater.
Look for 1-1/6" hex nut located under a plastic plug.
Some anode rods are connected to the hot-water nipple.
Sometimes the top cover has to be removed to find anode hex nut.
I have used impact wrench on anode, and could not remove in some cases.

4) More resources:
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I have a Rheem 120810BD hot water system and BCC won't pass the house cerification unless the hot water is a 4 star rating. Can anyone tell me if the system is 4 star rating? K


1) Call Rheem. I don't know the number outside the US.
1-800-432-8373
2) Contact local plumbing supply and ask who sells the Rheem unit. Then call that dealer and inquire about rating.

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I need anode rod for my rheemglas fury model # 81V52DT. do you know what the part # is or maybe the dementions. There seems to be several diffrent ones out there. Thanks


Anode rods are generic and available from local plumbing supply store or internet.
Just cut it off so it drops into the tank without touching the bottom or sediment on the bottom.
If there is not enough room above the tank to install new rod, then buy anode rod with sausage links.
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Open following link for Rheem parts: page 7 shows anode rods
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Where is the anode rod located on the rheem 81VP20s


Anodes are located on top of water heater.
There are no hard fast rules for location, either by model number or brand.
Most times the manual is likewise vague.
1) There is hex head visible on top of tank.
2) Hex head is located under a plastic cover
3) Hex head is located under metal top, so remove screws holding top, and lift top off to view hex head
4) Anode is connected to hot water nipple.
5) With 9-12-15-and lifetime tanks, you can have 2 anode rods, and each has to be made of same material to work properly. Usually magnesium-aluminum instead of aluminum.
But if you inspect and change anodes frequently to prolong life of tank, then one is as good as the next.
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Open following links shows Rheem anode rods
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It looks like a plug screwed into the top of the water heater (it IS plugging the hole so turn off water and release pressure b4 removing)

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