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Old 08-19-2015, 01:44 PM   #29
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... the solubility of the mineral salts decreases as the water is heated. ...
Thanks for the response. My geriatric memory of high school chemistry retained the over-simplification: solubility increases with temperature. As a result I read and was corrected. Again, thanks,,,

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Steely pip is correct should th rod be totally isolated from the tank but I suspect that the Teflon fills in the gaps between the threads and that the threads actually contact making an electrical path. I will use an OHM meter the next time I insert the rod to see if I'm correct in my theory.

You are. I have already done that and there is continuity between the threaded plug and the rest of the water heater. I test with a meter every time I remove and replace the anode using Teflon tape.

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Hi: All... I never thought about continuity. All I know is that after the struggle to get that rod out when new and drain/rinse the tank, I didn't want to use that much force on it again.
The Teflon takes care of the drip!!! (Me)
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:34 AM   #32
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I've seen both outcomes with the tef tape. My solution is to use joint compound instead.

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