Need to change my Anode Rod

The Tank Need to change my Anode Rod

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  • #15175
    tbailey4
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    I am in need of a anode rod for my A.O. Smith tank and I have no problem with spending a little extra money for the magnesium rod. We all know that aluminum in our drinking water is bad. Is there any data that suggest that magnesium is not bad for us? After all, these rods corrode and the particles settle in the bottom of our tanks.

    #15176
    Randy Schuyler
    Keymaster

    The way my friend and mentor Larry Weingarten phrases it is, “You can buy magnesium supplements at the drugstore. You won’t find any aluminum supplements.”

    Randy Schuyler

    #15177
    tbailey4
    Participant

    LoL, I guess I will put some vitamin supplements in my water system. Thanks for the reply.

    #15186
    oilspot
    Participant

    FWIW:

    Magnesium is essential for the body to absorb calcuim, so you often seem them paired together as a supplement.

    #15190
    Larry Weingarten
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    Hello: I just did searches for both “magnesium overdose” and “aluminum overdose”. You can tell aluminum is regarded more as a toxic substance. I found a little book years ago written by a British doctor, Cooper in 1932 called “Danger of Food Contamination by Aluminum”. It goes into detail about what this doctor saw in practice, how much aluminum he found in various body parts of deceased folks and ended with a plea to aluminum makers not to manufacture aluminum cookware.

    Old science is often much plainer spoken than modern science and the message here was quite clear. It’s a reason I never mix aluminum and drinking water.

    Yours, Larry

    #15192
    tbailey4
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    I am ordering that mag rod right now! I think it is safe to say that very few people know that the anode rod should be serviced and they would be shocked to find out that the rod that is decaying in their tank is aluminum. I am telling all my friends at once.

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