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Randy Schuyler

Off base is not the right word. It’s just that anode thread sizes are standard throughout the industry, so a Smith anode will fit a Rheem heater and vice versa.

They are all 3/4-inch port, and that is 3/4-inch inside diameter. The OUTSIDE diameter can vary quite a bit. The hex nut will have the same diameter on all, but the anode itself might be as skinny as 5/8-inch to as thick as .90-inch.

Thus, there will never be a form such as you describe.

Randy Schuyler

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