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Old 11-09-2010, 13:09   #1
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Water Heater Electric Element Corrosion

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We have our boat in the Agean an have had to replace the electric element in the hot water system 3 times in 4years...I think due to the chemicals in the fresh water available here we seem to get a LOT of calcification on the element and then corrosion causing premature failure of the element..Does anybody have a solution ..?Somebody told me adding Steradent to the water tank during winter fixes it but Steradent is not available in Greece or Turkey I think..Steradent is the stuff dentures are soaked in ..Is there an alternative..available in Greece or Turkey..
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You might try filtering the water through an activated carbon filter as you fill the tank, or in line, if you are hooked up to dock water full time. I always filter my incoming water, and have never had to replace a heater element yet!
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Your heater needs an "anode rod".
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Make sure your anode is fine. The elements die prematurely when owners forget to replace the anode.

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Sinkers, whats youre water heater type, some are very prone to it and some are not.

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