Hot water was bypassed for winterizing, anode left uninstalled (hole open)
Dewinterizing, bypass still in place, anode still out.
Fill on board tank, turn on water pump and faucets.
Water leaking out the hot water heater (faucets all fine)
Is this due to the anode still being out (hole open) ? But, if it's in bypass, not water should enter the hot water heater, right?
Or do I have a leak somewhere?