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Where is location for anode rod?


The anode rod on a hot water heater is usually located on the top. There's usually what looks like a bolt head that you can undo with a wrench to remove the rod. It will be directly on the hot water heater and won't be part of the water lines running in.
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Nov 24, 2015 | Water Heaters

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Anode replacement. where is the anode rod located on a ruud g100-200 gas water heater


either in the anode port on top of water heater, or connected to hot water nipple as a combo ... or both if unit has 2 anodes

http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html



Gene

Sep 25, 2014 | Rheem ruud g100-200 water heater,gas,100...

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Why is there a bad odor from my 19.9 gallon reliance electric hot water heater


Anode rod?
Replace anode rod, or remove anode rod, and clean tank with hydrogen peroxide (not bleach)
Anode will keep tank from rusting.
Cut new anode rod to correct length using hack saw.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-under-counter-water-heater.html

Gene

Aug 25, 2014 | Water Heaters

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Rusty smelly hot water


The rust can be from rusted pipes, and not necessarily tank:
New tank has new anode rod, and is NOT likely to be cause of problem.
Anode only protects the tank... not your steel pipes.
There are mathematical formulas for figuring what size and type anode is needed for steel structures like bridges and water heater and boat hulls... if anode is too small or deteriorated, or coated in calcium, or not electrically bonded to the steel surface, or if tank is not full of water or boat hull is out of water, then anode cannot protect the steel.
For more insight about problem:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Gene h

Mar 20, 2014 | Premier Water Heaters

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Water has a sulfa oder,when not in use. what is the solution?


Generally tank odors are bacteria reacting with anode rod.
Make sure odor is isolated to water heater, and on hot water line only so you know water heater is best suspect.
Change anode rod.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Your plumber will know all about anode rods and will have tools or impact wrench for removing old anode rod.

Apr 25, 2011 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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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.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Open following links shows Rheem anode rods
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-Ruud-anode-rods.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-Ruud-water-heater-parts-guide.pdf
Tech resistor anode rod has resistor added to prolong life of anode.
You can cut rod off to fit size of tank. You want anode 5-6" from tank bottom so sediment build-up doesn't reach anode.
Anodes are standard 1-1/16" hex head.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Water-heater-anode-006-200.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

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Apr 01, 2011 | Rheem 81VP20S/430157 Water Heater

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Where is anode rod located on 100 Gallon rheem water heater natural gas


Anode rods for tank-type water heaters are located on top of tank.
This is true since anodes are about 44" long.
Top of anode is standard 1-1/16" hex nut.
Anodes can be located in 2 different places: either directly screwed into top of tank -or- attached to hot water nipple.
Most times the exploded parts diagram in manual simply shows 'anode rod' without specifing exact location. If your tank has long warranty, then it can have two anode rods, and 1 will be on top and the other probably attached to hot water nipple, or there could be two anodes screwed into top of tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

If anode is screwed into top of tank, then it will be under a plastic cap -or- it will be concealed under the top cover of tank.
Look for plastic cap, and if none shows, then remove screws holding down metal cover and look there for 1-1/16" hex nut.
Lastly, remove hot water nipple and check for anode located there.
If you have 2 anode rods, then replace with same metal for each.

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Mar 22, 2011 | Rheem Water Heater Anode Rod AP12938

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How do I Remove Magnesium Anode ?


The following page has instructions and a link to a video:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

How to:
Rods are installed in top of tank.
Most are located under a 2" round plastic cover located on top of tank.
Some anode rods are connected to hot water nipple
Read owner's manual to see location of anode rod
See list of water heater manufacturers and brands to find product manual.
Before starting, turn off heater source: electric water heater: turn off circuit breaker; gas water heater move control knob to pilot.
Close shutoff valve on cold water side of water heater
Open bathtub faucet to relieve pressure and let air into water line.
Open drain valve near bottom of tank,, and drain 2 gallons of water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html

Use 1-1/16" socket for hex head rod
Rod will be rusted in place, use generous amount WD-40
WD-40 spray is flammable and will burn so be careful around heat source.
Loosening rod: go slow and check that water does not seep up when loosening rod because hot water can spew out hole if tank is very hot ... it is important to drain enough water out of tank to avoid accidental scalding.

Install new anode rod: One source says/ use pipe compound on thread instead of teflon tape. Other sources say use teflon tape. Either way, tank metal and anode metal must meet, so rod will work.

Dec 23, 2010 | Water Heaters

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Does the 501 ahve an anode rod. If so, how do I replace it


Every water heater has an anode rod.

Reliant manuals

http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/om.html
Reliant is made by American

I don't find a 501 manual under gas water heaters at reliant.

The Reliant manuals that are available do not show the anode rod in the drawing.
But they do show an access port on top of tank.
The anode rod is usually under the access port which is a round plastic disc.
On some water heaters, the anode rod is under the steel top and you have to remove the screws holding the top on.
Some water heaters, the anode is connected to hot water outlet.

Below are two links for the do-it-yourself-er
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20047047,00.html

Oct 23, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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WHAT SIZE SOCKET NEEDED TO REMOVE ANODE ROD?


Hello EDAN I believe it is 1 1/16" socket.I had 1/2" drive & extention bar as it very TIGHT & hard to turn the rod nut.

Jul 15, 2010 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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