Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Air compressor
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Bucket
  • Impact Wench
  • Rags

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Spray lubricant
  • Cheater pipe (steel pipe that fits over socket wrench handle to increase torque)
  • Teflon pipe thread sealant
  • Anode rod