Re: Hotwater tank anode
i think the annode is made of magnesium.
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Hi Ed, I got mine from Amel when I was last in La R. Its a pipeof zinc
about 12 " long and .75" diameter with a screw attachment at oneend. Ian
up atFrom: "edmund_steele" <edmundsteele@e...>
halfWest Marine or another special order item?
messiestused,after three years and about 18 months aboard.I´ll look again in2006!IanFrom: asm283 <email@example.com>
waterjob Ihave done so far on My SM # 283. Basically drain out as much
a lotasyou can. Unmount the tank, unscrew the element at this point
waterofwater and rust will come out. You can controll the amount of
Remove thethat comes out and be able to capture much but not all.
next 2element clean it, replace the zinc and reasemble. Spend the
that yourhours cleaning your engine compartment. The good thing is
yearsheater will work like never before.
with theoldI amabout to replace the anode. The instructions that came
theboat areactually for a different Nautic model but recommend that
toanodebechanged annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary
whichchange sooften unless we had been using shore power all the time,
youwaterfrom thetank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that
replacingcanwhereuponmove thetank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the basenutall willbe revealed, and that then it´s just a matter of undoing a
heatertheaccessnew one.(I´m assuming that I will find that the anode has its ownhole intothe tank and that it´s not , for instance, part of the
interested toanyproblemsor tips that you should look out for, I should be
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