[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode
I am seriously contemplating the same task on SM331. Where did you
get your hot water heater anode? Is this something you can pick up at
West Marine or another special order item?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
Thanks Vito, you werent kidding about the mess!What a lousydesign..why
couldnt they just have the anode on its own screw in from theoutside....the
good news however was that the existing anode was only about halfused,
after three years and about 18 months aboard.I´ll look again in2006!Ian
job IFrom: asm283 <email@example.com>
ashave done so far on My SM # 283. Basically drain out as much water
ofyou can. Unmount the tank, unscrew the element at this point a lot
oldwater and rust will come out. You can controll the amount of water
anodeI amabout to replace the anode. The instructions that came with theboat areactually for a different Nautic model but recommend that the
webechanged annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary tochange sooften unless we had been using shore power all the time, which
canfrom thetank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that you
whereuponmove thetank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the base
nutall willbe revealed, and that then it´s just a matter of undoing a
thethe bottomof the tank , removing the stub of the old anode and replacing
accessnew one.(I´m assuming that I will find that the anode has its own
anyhole intothe tank and that it´s not , for instance, part of the heaterelementfixing)
_________________________________________________________________problemsor tips that you should look out for, I should be interested tohear.Thanks, Ian Jenkins
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