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Old 10-17-2016, 07:01 PM   #1
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Draining Hot water Tank

I bought a new anoroid that protects my water tank from corrosion. It is also the only way of draining the water tank when winterising.
When I installed it in the spring it seemed a bit tight as the plug was new I didn't think much about it.
Of course I used good judgement as far as tightening it and was careful not to overdo it as I would be draining in the fall again.

What happened is over the summer the plug seized on the tank and I thought I was going to strip out the threads as I had to use a lot of torx to removed it.

My question is what are people using to prevent this problem?
I know about anti-seize compounds but I am not fussy about petroleum products being in contact with the water system.
Anybody have any ideas?

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Old 10-17-2016, 07:19 PM   #2
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I use teflon tape when changing the rod and have experienced no difficulties.

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Old 10-17-2016, 07:37 PM   #3
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Teflon tape is what I use too
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:25 PM   #4
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X3, typically I used Teflon thread tape. There is also a plumbers bee's wax that is used for misc. faucet and threaded seats.

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Try food grade anti-seize.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:54 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, tape it will be.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:14 PM   #8
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Just tape it and then snug it and check for leaks then go from there.
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Teflon tape?? I was under the impression that the anode had to be electrically connected to the tank to be effective. Isn't Teflon an insulator???

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Teflon tape?? I was under the impression that the anode had to be electrically connected to the tank to be effective. Isn't Teflon an insulator???
I think the tape allows contact with the thread's loaded faying surfaces but will still fill any gaps that would allow fluid flow.

It's great on air compressor fittings as well.
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Use Teflon Tape or Pipe Dope.
Make sure to buy the correct product designed for Water and not Air or Gas.
Next, wrap the tape counterclockwise on the thread so it doesn't unravel when you tighten. Do not allow the tape or dope to protrude past the end of the threads.

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