Reply To: Black, Slimy anode

The Tank Black, Slimy anode Reply To: Black, Slimy anode

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Randy Schuyler
Keymaster

The truth is, anodes that are working do usually look pretty gross. Aluminum sometimes does cause black or gray water, though. You could switch to a magnesium anode, but you might also consider a powered one, which adds nothing to the water. Softeners can eat up sacrificial anodes rapidly.

Randy Schuyler

Water Heater Rescue

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