Correct Thread Sealant For Gas Water HeaterAnode Rod?

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  1. Jun 13, 2018 #1

    blue hill

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    Hi folks,
    I had a new gas water heater installed yesterday and I want to check the anode rod to make sure that I can remove it, before I absolutely have to.
    Can you folks recommend a good thread sealant that will allow me to easily remove the rod after a year in service?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Anti seize is your best bet. 7730998-11.jpg
     
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    Will Anti-Sieze work well as a pipe thread sealant in addition to preventing the threads from seizing up?
     
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    use teflon tape and teflon paste
     
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    Teflon tape will work as well, but I really hate using that stuff.
     
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    My favorite is Rectorseal # 5. It lubes, seals, stops seizing.
     
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