Last month, after three years of use, I replaced the magnesium anode in my Quick Nautic water heater
, which was completely gone. The element and thermostat looked pretty ugly, but it appeared everything was working.
I've since discovered the while the heater
still works, the thermostat is shot, and it runs until the water
approaches boiling. Even turned all the way down, it is scalding hot.
In discussions with Quick USA, they suggested I replace the element and thermostat, but also suggested that there is stray current
somewhere in my boat
Without stray current
, they claim the anode should last indefinitely.
I've done limited wiring
since the boat
was new. No electrical
issues or other signs of corrosion
. Other anodes are holding up. Boat has an isolation transformer.
Questions for the group:
Anyone have any luck tracking down stray current that resulted in water heater issues?
Any suggestions on where to start?