Here’s What Others Like You Had To Say;

“Worth changing if you want your water heater to last”
By Bill on January 11, 2014
“This product came well packaged and in good condition. The key to this job is an impact wrench, socket, extension, and locking needlenose pliers to remove your old anode rod. I changed mine out at 6 years and it was calcified (useless), but only 30% consumed. The length was the same as the original rod and went in easy (with teflon tape). I think inspecting your anode rod is a waste of time. If you take it out, you might as well replace the rod. I also vacuumed out as much sediment from my tank through the lower element hole and replaced the crappy drain valve with a full port ball valve (Will not clog and will actually flush out sediment). So with ~$80 I added years of life to a $1350 water heater. It is a good rainy day project for any homeowner.”

“Best Bang For The Buck”
By J T. on February 10, 2014
“Ordered poduct. This anode bar is 1500mm long. Worked great. Pulled old one out using 1/2″ breaker bar with 1 1/16″ Socket. Worked great. 5 minute job. This is 1/2 price of lowest plumbers quote. When teflon taping threads, make sure you only tape top part of threads. Bar has to be grounded to tank to work properly. Check YouTUBE out for videos on how to install. Replace this every couple years and water heater will last forever. ”

“810mm for a reason”
By Kevin on February 13, 2014
“If your water heater is in a room with a standard 2.1m ceiling, this is about the longest rod you could install without tipping the heater over. Another thing I learned when servicing my water heater is how terrible the stock drain valves are. I was unable to completely drain my heater (not necessary for the rod install, but flushing is a good idea every 6 months) due to the tiny valve constantly clogging with debris from the heater. I had to do a wet-swap on the drain valve to a full-port ball valve just to get it drained all the way. I definitely recommend upgrading the drain to a full port ball valve to allow proper and easy flushing.”

“Cheaper than replacing a waterheater!”
By P. Levy on March 2, 2014
“I was surprised to learn recently, that anodes are designed as inexpensive sacrificial substitutes for expensive water heaters. We have very hard water and in 13 years have replaced 4 water heaters (we have one at each end of the house). When researching new water heater replacements and technologies, I came across a DIY article about anodes. I asked a local plumber about it and he confirmed that an anode’s sole purpose is to significantly extend the life of a water heater but of course, he didn’t carry any in stock. Removed the anode from my 4 year old heater and it looked like cancer or something had almost completely eaten it away. Took it to Bunnings and Masters but nobody there seemed to know what I was talking about. Decided to search the internet and the first listing was this. Did some more checking but eventually just came back and got this. It was an easy 2 minute replacement. I am happy. Only time will tell if it really saves me from replacing my expensive water heaters every 6 years. I plan to check it once a year when I flush my water heater (something else I was not doing)
What really kills me is that all the experts seem to know about this and confirm its benefits but they make no real effort to educate the public, keeping this money saver hidden like some industry secret. Why don’t the big box stores offer it along side their water heaters??? (Oh, that’s right, there is a lot more profit in a $1400-1500 water heater than a $70 or $80 anode!)”

“Shipped quick and installed easily!”
By M. Paul on March 8, 2014
“This is a magnesium anode rod for you water heater, It is really hard to find a rod anywhere in a local store so getting one online is the best choice. All rods are universal in socket size which is 27mm, but the lengths vary depending on your water heater size. This one was about 15cm shorter than the one I replaced, but that is not that bad of a difference considering how hard I was searching to find a magnesium rod, due to their ability to be “better” vs aluminium. Price was right and it came well packaged and installed in minutes.”

“Nice product”
By Lucky One on March 21, 2014
“This is my first anode rod replacement job. The old rod (1066mm long) seems to be made of aluminium. I used impact wrench to loosen the old rod and had to cut the old rod in order to remove it. I also drained the hot water tank. The magnesium rod (810mm) was installed w/o problem. I plan to replace the rod every year from now.”

“As Described”
By D. Gallardo on April 5, 2014
“Removed the original aluminum and replaced with this magnesium. Magnesium provides for a better anode (potential) than aluminum and will protect the tank better. They do need replaced more often but they are cheap. Unless you like changing you water heater way before its normal life span, change the anode.”

“To make removal easy use an impact wrench. Socket size is 1 1/16″. If you don’t have the head clearance to remove the original anode, just pull it up as far as you can and attach vice-grips securely. When you cut the rod the vice-grips will keep the remaining piece from falling down into the tank. The replacement rod can be cut to fit if necessary. The 810mm rod worked perfectly for the 1m of head space I had.”