Reply To: Intermittent leak

The Tank Intermittent leak Reply To: Intermittent leak

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dwbowdish
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Thanks for the suggestion on removing the cold water inlet nipple. I successfully replaced the old, somewhat rusty, nipple and I replaced the T/P valve. I’m not quite sure if I correctly diagnosed the leak, but time will tell.

I also removed the anode, which is in the hot water outlet. One of your earlier replies to my post about naturally soft water indicated that sometimes the anode may never get started doing its job. It certainly appears that my anode is actively being sacrificed, but I think it has quite a bit left to go. Here is a picture. The entire length of the anode material looks like this. I can see lots of areas where the original surface has not yet started to erode. What is your opinion?

Thanks so much…

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