I have owned and lived in 5 houses, 3 on city water, 2 on private wells. I have never had a WH fail. I have replacedsome after 15 years, some I have left for a new owner to deal with. Have never changed a anode rod.
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Wow! So, I am missing something. I was under the impression that the heater should be empty of water before I try this...Note: When changing an anode rod leave the heater almost full of water, otherwise you can't hold it still when unscrewing the anode rod.
The rod screws into the top of the water heater. You want to drain off enough water so the water level is below the top of the rod. You need the weight of the water inside the tank to hold it solid when you start to unscrew the rod.Wow! So, I am missing something. I was under the impression that the heater should be empty of water before I try this...