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Hi,

Our TT was delivered without an anode rod in the hot water heater. We have a gas/electric DSI Atwood. Did others have a rod, or put in a rod after delivery? I asked about this during the walk through, and they said it was not needed, which I find highly unlikely. Any thoughts?

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Jim from what I understand they are not needed (thankfully) in the Atwood heaters since they are Aluminum, while the Suburban are Steel. I asked my dealer about them as well and was told the Outbacks didn't use those models. I did some searching and found a couple threads that reinforce this line of thought.

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Y-Guy,

Thanks for the clarification and the supporting links. It makes sense that no rode is needed. I appreciate your help,

Jim
 

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Glad to help out Jim. I learned something too. I'd wanted to put a nozzle to make it easier to open the drain at the bottom of the water tank like I'd seen here. However based on what I've read that is a big no-no since the brass fittings can react and cause problems with the tank. Only thing I could use is plastic and I've yet to find the parts I needed in plastic, was going to use one brass part but now that mod is on hold.
 

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Guess I'll be holding off that trip to the plumbing supply house for the petcock myself. Thanks for the tip Steve.

Tim
 
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