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Cant locate anode rod on rheem gas water heater. told to replace anode rod to rid of sulfer smell

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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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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



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How do I get rid of the sulfer smell in my hot water?


As soon as you pull out the anode rod(and not put it back) the walls of the tank will begin to rust. The sacrificial anode is there for a reason. If it's eaten away, replace it. If it's totally gone, the tank has been being attacked for a while and might be due for replacement.

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HOW DO YOU GET RID OFF THE BAD SMELL OF THE WATER HEATERE


1) Replace anode rod: Or remove anode rod. Or install power anode rod. Then flush tank with 2 pints hydrogen peroxide. Do not use bleach.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

2) add comment and include brand, type of water heater for possible additional information.

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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:
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/
Tank will recommend magnesium anode and not aluminum.

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.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Heat-trap-install-900.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

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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.
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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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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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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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Our 40 gal Rheem gas hot water tank is almost 3 years old. We have a well for water supply and a 2 year old Paterson Iron Remover plus newer water softener. Suddenly 3 weeks ago the hot water developed the...


I would have to go along with your brother on this one. The aluminum anode rod is by far the cheapest way to go. Other options include extensive filtration,ozone treatment and acid treatment.
The aluminum anode rod is much cheaper and I would recommend you change it yearly at least. Good luck and thank you.

Feb 22, 2011 | Rheem Water Heater Anode Rod AP12938

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I have the Rheem 47 gal Short Electric Water Heater 82sv502 that is roughly 5 years old. I have been getting the infamous sulpher smell, I have drained it once and now am getting the same problem. Is there...


Use 2 pints of hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach.

1) You need to replace anode rod, and 2) flush water heater with hydrogen peroxide:
Following links have information and instructions for anode rod:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/pages/WHRpages/English/Longevity/water-heater-anodes.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20047047,00.html

To find anode rod, see if manual shows image.
Some rods are hidden under metal cover of tank.
Some have circular plug located on top of tank.
Some heaters have 2 anode rods > this would be on 12-15-lifetime warranty tanks
Some anode rods are connected to hot or cold water nipples.

Post question on professional plumbing forum with brand and model number:
Look at label on side of tank for valuable information needed to post question.
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

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Jan 01, 2011 | Rheem 47 GAL ELEC SHORT Water Heater 6YR...

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About every two months the the hot water gets a sour smell. To get the smell out I turn both elements all the way up for 3 hours then drain the water heater, its good for about two months. The water heater...


The smell is from bacteria. The high temperature kills the bacteria. Some regions require water heater temp to be set at 135 because of bacteria.

A test to determine if only the water heater is causing problem: Turn off water to water heater. Smell water coming out of cold tap. Turn on water to heater, smell water from hot tap. If only hot tap smells, then water heater is suspect.

Another way to handle the problem long-term, is to reconfigure cold water pipes so you can regularly pour in 2 bottles of hydrogen peroxide during your flushing procedure. Pour in the hydrogen peroxide and let it work for a while. And then flush tank as you have been doing.

You should read up on anode rods also. Many people replace anode rods when tank begins to get odor.
http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/pages/WHRpages/English/Longevity/water-heater-anodes.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

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