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gator wrote:


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?!?!?!


The anodes are there to purposely deteriorate so the metal that makes up your water heater does not. They are sacrificial. All water heaters should have them and you should replace them every few years. They greatly extend the life of your water heater.