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Anode extractor hooked up to socket and ratchet, and in case


The picture above right shows the product that is being sold. It is just the extractor, but no ratchet wrench or sockets. We expect most plumbers will already have those. The picture at left shows a half-inch drive socket and 3/4-inch-drive, 12-point, 1 and 1/16-inch socket typically used for residential-type anodes.


This anode extractor was developed using an industrial torque multiplier, which triples the amount of force the user employs through gear reduction. Thus one full turn of the tool generates one-third of a turn on the anode, but at more than three times the force the user expended.

The brass fitting attached to its end braces against a pipe nipple or any other feature on top of a water heater to generate leverage using the tank itself.

Thus, anodes can be removed without electricity and in very tight spaces. A major advantage of this tool over a torque wrench is the degree of control and "feel."


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.

If you loosen an anode and the water pressure is still on, you have time to retighten the anode before water fountains all over you and the heater. In the other direction, if you start to tighten a new anode and you have it cross-threaded, you can feel it and stop before you've damaged the threads.


Shipping is by UPS within the contiguous United States. UPS does not deliver to post boxes. Allow up to a about week for delivery. Hawaii and Alaska are only served by Priority Mail and can use a post box. We do not currently ship this item outside the United States.


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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