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Old 02-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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Suburban hot water heater ??

when i changed my anoide in my hot water tank it was in pretty bad shape. The job went well, but i had to flush and flush due to the white calicum build up. I poked around with a rubber hose to loosen the build up then with a wand made of rubber hose i stuck it in and flushed for a long time to get the tank clean. Now the question: Does this happen due to i use the electric heating elements a lot? Does the build up on the heating elenents of this calicum happen more when using the electric? Would it be better to use the propane or would the same thing happen anyway?

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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Hi palehorse89,
Life of the anode rod and contaminants in the water heater tank are dependent on the source(s) of water. There is nothing one can do about it except put a whole house water filter on the coach. This will minimize but not eliminate the problem.
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