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MNGophers29 wrote:


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What’s people opinions about anode rods in water heaters even if you have a water softner?!?!?!

My water heater is dead. I’m thinking of upgrading from a 40 gal to 50 gal and considering adding an anode rod inside the water heater. The anode rod helps with sediment and corrosive elements. Though is really that necessary when we have a water softner?!?!?!


They are cheap enough that wouldn’t think twice about it even with a water softener. That being said, do you have a basic water softener purchased off the shelf and installed or was your water tested by a professional and you have the proper filters for your water? If it’s the latter, I wouldn’t worry about it I guess, but if you have a basic GE 40,000 grain softener, then put one in.


Professionally installed… it’s a Fleck 5600 installed by Hessian Plumbing. And the water softner was provided by Meadowbrook Water Softner in Apple Valley.