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Just call me Andrew
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I changed the anode rod on my 10-year old Bradford White electric water heater. As you can see by the picture, I should have done this years ago...


So that's all done, it seemed to go fine. But when I turned the water back on, 2 of my sinks on the first floor (the heater is in the basement) have no water...hot or cold. Other things DO have both hot and called water in the house.


I am wondering if somehow the buildup on the anode rod (there was a LOT more than pictured) got into the tank and somehow clogged the pipes. I am not sure how it would have made its way into the cold water line though.


Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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Just call me Andrew
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Thanks guys. That was it.

Today I’ll be draining the tank so I can change the heating elements. Hopefully I’ll get whatever is left of the old anode rod.

I’ll need to replace this thing eventually I have natural gas in the house now.

Would you guys recommend an indirect fired water heater (I have a relatively new triangle tube high efficiency boiler) or an on demand unit? Or something else?
 
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