Thanks for the reply. You think it’s worth replacing the anode despite the unit being 10 years old already? If so, I’ll give it a try and hope that I don’t break something that right now doesn’t seem to need fixing.
Not sure how easy it is to replace the anode on this tank for a non-handy person but if I can get a few more years of use on the tank that’d be great.
Assuming I’m able to change the anode successfully, would you also suggest me trying to change the baffle and flue assembly myself for the cost of the part ($120), or is that likely an order of magnitude more difficult esp. considering the blower on top?