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Hex-Head Magnesium Anode

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  • a .90-inch-diameter (45 percent more anode than what usually comes with a 6-year-warranty water heater) solid hex-head magnesium anode rod (about 44 inches of overhead clearance needed). The anode is 44 inches long.
  • curved dip tube with 4-inch nipple
  • ball-valve drain assembly with cap
  • Water Heater Workbook
  • pipe thread seal tape
  • instructions
  • service sticker

Fits all residential water heaters with 3/4-inch plumbing. Heaters of 75 gallons and greater often have bigger plumbing.

IMPORTANT! If you have an electric water heater made after April 2015 by A.O. Smith, State, Kenmore, Reliance, American, Maytag or Whirlpool; or any Rheem, Ruud, Richmond, or GE made after that date, let us know, as you'll need a dip tube with a longer pipe nipple.


  • The anode will keep your tank from rusting and breaking.
  • The dip tube and drain assembly control sediment buildup by forcing water and sediment to swirl around the bottom of the tank and out.
  • The ball valve has a relatively large diameter opening and a straight path, which make it harder for big sediment chunks to clog it, and easier to clear it if they do.
  • The cap keeps the unwary from flooding the water heater space by accidentally opening the ball valve.
  • The tape will make it easier to get the anode out to check its consumption down the road.
  • The book will not only guide you to the installation of parts, but help you understand and resolve other water heater problems.
  • The sticker will help you remember when you installed the parts.


The shopping cart generates an invoice and response, but we will give you delivery date and tracking information within a few days of your order by e-mail. We try to ship within one business day. If there is any hitch, we'll let you know immediately. If you hear nothing, consult your e-mail junk file. It's not uncommon for spam blockers to reroute our e-mails.



  • pipe wrench
  • socket wrench with 1 and 1/16-inch socket
  • adjustable pliers
  • drill with 7/8-inch hole saw
  • basin wrench
  • hammer
  • flat-bladed screwdriver
For further details, check out the Tools page.


The products offered here are designed to make water heaters last longer, or solve specific problems. Installation is potentially do-it-yourself, but if you have the least doubt about your abilities, we suggest that you obtain expert help.

Remember also that if you have difficulties with installation, odds are that a professional or handyman will know a way to do it.

Shipping is by UPS within the contiguous United States. UPS does not deliver to post boxes. Allow up to about a week for delivery. Canada, Hawaii and Alaska are only served by Priority Mail and can use a post box.


Are you ordering the right anode? This anode requires its own port in the water heater and is usually a replacement. Make sure you have a hex-head rod in your tank and not a combo (outlet) anode.

Measure your water heater from the top to the drain valve and send the measurement to us at mail@waterheaterrescue.com. Water heaters come in all heights, and each needs a curved dip tube that is just the right length.


Merchandise in original condition can usually be returned within 120 days for a full refund of the purchase price, not including shipping. E-mail mail@waterheaterrescue.com for instructions and authorization.



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