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Larry Weingarten

Hello: That hard blockage is something I’ve seen when there is a brass nipple or copper pipe going into the heater and water moves through. First thing I’d do is to put a plastic lined steel pipe nipple in the hot outlet port. This will prevent further clogging up in the manner you described. This is a real problem when recirc lines are used. My understanding is the anode plates out copper in the water to the brass pipe the anode is trying to protect. Hope that helps. Sounds like it was a plumber’s vacation you took 😀

Yours, Larry

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