November 11th, 2020


Anode Replacement

It has warmed up just a little bit, which not only means we have to burn less wood to stay comfortable, but also that Lisa could do a maintenance job that you need to have above-freezing weather in which to work: replacing the sacrificial anode in the water heater on the travel trailer. An anode rod attracts the rust and corrosion that would otherwise destroy your water heater from within. Our hard water here probably means we need to replace it more often.

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Eventually we need to look into replacing the anode in the big water heater in the house, which fortunately won't require draining the heater because the anode comes in from the top, but it's also going to be more complicated than the travel trailer's anode.