Powered Anode installation

The Tank Powered Anode installation

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  • #10958
    Reimund
    Participant

    I got my powered anode today. After opening the package I realized right beneath the “electronic head” there is a insulation on the titanium wire. That insulation is interupted for about an 1/8 of an inch.

    question: Is that normal? if yes, why is it so?

    if not, is that fact a problem?

    Reimund

    #10959
    Randy Schuyler
    Keymaster

    That is very deliberate, designed to protect the bottom of the hex nut, which is galvanized steel, as well as the surrounding plumbing, from rusting. The rest of the insulation is designed to keep the electrode from touching the sides of the port and possibly short-circuiting. The unit has been adjusted from those just for water heaters with hex anodes so that it throws sufficient current to protect both that top part and the inside of the water heater.

    Randy Schuyler

    #10960
    Reimund
    Participant

    Thank you very much elenano!

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