I’m referencing from looking at the end of the pipe, clockwise is the direction you turn the fitting onto the nipple, so it’s clockwise right?
I tried for half an hour to get the anode broke free. I used a 12″ long 1/2″ ratchet with a 1-1/16″ six sided low profile socket and a hammer smacking it pretty good. It will not budge and I’m really not having a good day… I’ve got visitors from Norway in 3 days and I’m trying to fix this $%$^*& thing so we don’t have smelly water. This sucks Randy!