anode rods

The Tank anode rods

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    chitter32
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    I had my anode rods changed about 6weeks ago,as he was changing the rods out he had to cut them to size,by cutting them does it affect the rods, because now the water is back to smelling the way it used to be before he changed them.:(

    #13212
    Randy Schuyler
    Keymaster

    Cutting would have no effect on anything like that. How does the water smell? What kind of anodes do you have? Do you soften your water?

    Randy Schuyler

    #13223
    chitter32
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    yes i soften the water,also the rods are magnesium

    #13228
    Randy Schuyler
    Keymaster

    Oh my! If you have the bacteria that cause odor, then either magnesium or pure aluminum will absolutely reek, cut or not, one or two or not.

    You really ought to think about taking out the mag rods and replacing them with one powered anode, provided that your tank is 75 gallons or less.

    And yet, if you only just started having this problem, perhaps it’s better to just pour a couple of pints of hydrogen peroxide into the heater and see what happens. Maybe it will all just go away. If not, then consider the powered anode.

    Randy Schuyler

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