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On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.


Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.

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On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



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On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.
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On 1/29/2019 11:09 AM, John H. wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.



Ha. Now I am going to have to go learn why gas fired
heaters need an anode.
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On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:14:33 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:09 AM, John H. wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.



Ha. Now I am going to have to go learn why gas fired
heaters need an anode.


There's still electricity going to the heater. The exhaust fan needs it if nothing else, although I
think mine also needs it for the pilot light.


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On 1/29/2019 11:09 AM, John H. wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.



Son of a gun. Yep, gas ones have an anode also.
I read that some of the newer tanks have plastic
liners in them and don't require an anode.

If anyone else is interested in this fascinating
subject, here's an image of both an electric
type and a gas type with all their parts identified:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QJVQ.jpg


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On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:36:36 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:09 AM, John H. wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.



Son of a gun. Yep, gas ones have an anode also.
I read that some of the newer tanks have plastic
liners in them and don't require an anode.

If anyone else is interested in this fascinating
subject, here's an image of both an electric
type and a gas type with all their parts identified:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QJVQ.jpg


The heater in my RV is one of those. The book specifically says *not* to use an anode in the heater.
My home water heater book also has a picture. That's where I discovered that my heater had an anode.
Surprised the hell out of me!
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On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:14:33 -0500, "Mr. Luddite"
wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:09 AM, John H. wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.



Ha. Now I am going to have to go learn why gas fired
heaters need an anode.


Same reason why gasoline powered outboards have anodes I guess.
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On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:18:09 -0500, John H.
wrote:

On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:14:33 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:09 AM, John H. wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.



Ha. Now I am going to have to go learn why gas fired
heaters need an anode.


There's still electricity going to the heater. The exhaust fan needs it if nothing else, although I
think mine also needs it for the pilot light.


There was no electricity at all going to the one I had in Maryland.
The flue was convection driven and it had a pilot light.
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Mr. Luddite wrote:
On 1/29/2019 11:09 AM, John H. wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:07:06 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/29/2019 11:02 AM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 16:41:00 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 4:18 PM, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:50:38 -0500, "Mr. Luddite" wrote:

On 1/28/2019 3:36 PM, John H. wrote:
Here's a picture of my old one alongside a new one:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QHdU.jpg

Luddite - the new ones have joints so they can bend to go in. The
old one probably won't have a
clearance problem!

Thanks, Don, for mentioning that!


I'd say the old one did it's job.


Yeah, after about 26 years there's still no leak!


This is the first electric water heater for us in a while.
Last one was heated as a zone running from the oil burner.
It worked well but it always bugged me when the oil burner
ran all summer.



Those electrics have anodes also. Took an impact wrench to get my old one out.


To the best of my knowledge the only water heaters with anodes *are*
electric.



The picture above is the one from my gas water heater.



Son of a gun. Yep, gas ones have an anode also.
I read that some of the newer tanks have plastic
liners in them and don't require an anode.

If anyone else is interested in this fascinating
subject, here's an image of both an electric
type and a gas type with all their parts identified:

http://funkyimg.com/i/2QJVQ.jpg




Mine is a little different at the top...

https://flic.kr/p/QHJgQk

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