3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium Zoom

3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium

SKU:9005973005

Brand: AO Smith

AO Smith
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$73.25
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Specs

Application: Replacement Part
Material: Magnesium
Size: 3/4"
Length (Inches): 48"

Description for AO Smith 9005973005

  • Flexible plug anode rod
  • Made out of Magnesium material

3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium

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AO Smith3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium
 
5.0

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5.0

Worked like a charm...

By Archimedes

from Providence, RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium:

My first time changing the rusted out sacrificial anodes in a 9 year old Bradford-White oil-fired hot water heater. Getting out the old anode rods is the hard part - definitely need a long lever. This part then fits easily.

 
5.0

Great replacement anode rod

By John the Homeowner

from Brooklyn, NY

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Comments about 3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium:

For those without a very high ceiling this is a wonderful product. The segmented rod allows for easy installation with little overhead clearance (a little more than a foot).

Be warned: removing the old anode rod might be difficult. If you do not have an impact driver, you'll need a strong pipe wrench with a long (or extended) handle to break the seal.

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5.0

Works Fine

By dcriner

from Illinois

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Comments about 3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium:

Since the rod is segmented, it can be snaked into the water heater even if there is limited overhead space. Magnesium is more effective that cheaper aluminum rods. First, before ordering the replacement rod, make sure you can loosen the original rod - you'll need a 1/2" drive, 1-1/16" socket and probably a hammer-drill.

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  • 3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium

    Q:

    Will this fit all AO Smith hot water heaters?
    Asked on 8/5/2013 by Cliff from United States

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can only speak to my unit which is a 'low-boy' unit situated in our crawl
      space (it's either a 40 or 45 gal. model).
      The articulated (flexible) anode rod was perfect for our needs. Because
      of the extremely limited clearance between the top of the heater and the
      floor joists, the flexible rod was ideal and installed easily.
      The rod was longer than the depth of the tank, so I chose to gently feed
      the entire length into the tank allowing the sections to encircle the
      bottom of the tank. The only way to effectively see how the rod was
      positioned inside the tank was to remove the upper and lower heating
      elements, put
      a small 12 volt light bulb (automotive) through the upper element hole,
      and then guide the anode rod sections (using the lower hole and looking
      through the upper hole) around the bottom with a piece of straightened
      coat hanger with a slight hook at the end.
      I could have cut off the excess rod, but felt that the excess would provide
      additional protection to the tank over time.
      Does this help?
      RHD

      Answered on 8/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Likely it will fit most AOSmith water heaters. It fit mine. I believe
      that the thread-in diameter is standard, and the length is easily trimmed
      to the length you wish. The anode metal is very soft and will easily cut
      to length with almost any tool you have.

      Answered on 8/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Anode rod connections are generally interchangeable, but you should verify that the height will allow the rod to fit in the tank.

      Answered on 8/5/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know if it fits ALL AO Smith water heaters, but it sure fit mine. Easy to install and extends life of water heater.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/6/2013 by Anonymous
  • 3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium

    Q:

    My AO Smith heater model JWC-75-3ncv-02 calls for 42" anode. Can I cut off end of this flex anode so it won't be too long?
    Asked on 1/24/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      We don't see why this would be a problem. If you cut it the anode may not last as long, but it would allow the rod to fit inside the water heater.

      Answered on 1/24/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 3/4" Flexible Plug Anode Rod, Magnesium

    Q:

    What is meant by flexible? Is it telescoping or can you bend it to handle low clearance above an existing water heater?
    Asked on 2/16/2011 by Handy guy from Stonington Ct

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      A:

      The rod is "flexible" in that it can bend to accommodate low head room. Some of the anode is milled out down to the core in a few spots so the rod can bend. It does not telescope.

      Answered on 2/16/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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