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Randy Schuyler
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Powered anodes are really good if you have rotten egg smell or if you’re softening, but if you look, I’m not recommending them for all situations.

In particular, I have real concerns that, if used in hard water without a softener, the electrode will be buried in sediment and burn out. Of course, people can buy a flush kit to keep sediment under control, but they have to remember to actually use it once in awhile.

A sacrificial anode has an advantage in such situations because sediment mostly doesn’t affect its operation.

Randy Schuyler

Water Heater Rescue

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