I have a Rheem 50 Gal gas water heater that is now 12 years old. It has a 12 year warranty. I have NO problem with its performance but I would like to pull out and change the Anode. This has never been done before on this unit. The water is not hard in my area. I live on Long Island in New York and use the county's water supply. My question is :am I looking for trouble by trying to remove the old Anode? i.e stripping threads etc? again the unit is working perfectly..
I know I will need a flexible anode to replace the old one in there because of the lack of room above the heater.
Thank you all!