Where is The Anode Rod on Bradford White Water Heater?

Bradford White Water Heater Have Integrated Anode Rod

The anode rod in your Bradford White water heater is located at the hot water outlet of your tank. Unfortunately, it is not easily accessible. You must remove the hot water outlet to access it. Some newer Bradford White models have an anode rod which is not located in the hot water outlet, but in a dedicated port for this anode.

If you don’t want to have to check your anode in your Bradford White water heater every year or if you are having some sulfur smell in your hot water, you can install a Corro-Protec powered anode. This powered anode rod stop corrosion, stop the sulfur smell, do not require any maintenance, and is guaranteed for 20 years.

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  1. Avatar Steven McCreary on October 15, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Had a new 40 gallon installed with new geo unit. Hot water smells like rotten egg! Need to get the rod out. How can this be done?

  2. Avatar Blaine on August 27, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Who guarantees an anode rod for 20years and where can I find this document?

    • Avatar Corro-Protec on August 28, 2020 at 7:09 am
      • Avatar Chris on June 27, 2021 at 1:14 pm

        It’s a useless warranty since it doesn’t cover damage to your water heater that this product claims to protect, so it’s the equivalent of snake oil for “peace of mind.”
        Better off maintaining your water heater to include regular replacement of the sacrificial anode.

        • Avatar Corro-Protec on June 28, 2021 at 7:53 am

          Chris, It is impossible to guarantee something that we did not manufacture (water heater tank). You can go read online about impressed current anode, they are well know and reliable.

  3. Avatar Bob on June 22, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    How long is the anode rod?

    • Avatar Corro-Protec on June 22, 2021 at 4:31 pm

      Our Corro-Protec anode rod is 12 inches long. The original magnesium sacrificial anode installed by Bradford White when the tank is brand new is longer than that.

  4. Avatar Rob on August 22, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Bought a house that has two Bradford-White gas water heaters. I bought 2 Corroprotect units but now find that the anode rods are connected through the hot water inlet. Are the Corroprotect units compatible with Bradford- White water heaters with this configuration?

    • Avatar Corro-Protec on August 23, 2021 at 7:40 am

      Yes, you need to order the Corro-Protec for Bradford White water heater, it will come with all fittings needed to install it in the hot water outlet.

  5. Avatar Dan LaFountain on January 31, 2022 at 9:51 am

    I have a Bradford White model RE250T6-1NCWW. Everything I’ve read states the rod in Bradford White heaters is located with the hot water outlet, but my tank has a spot on the top that says anode, separate from the hot water outlet, leading me to believe my tank has a dedicated spot for the rod, separate from the hot water outlet. I don’t want to take the hot water outlet apart only to find out the rod isn’t there. Any help? Thanks, Dan

    • Avatar Corro-Protec on January 31, 2022 at 9:59 am

      Hello Dan, it’s possible that your Bradford White water heater have a separate port for the anode rod. I suggest looking at that port directly to see if you can install the Corro-Protec there.

  6. Avatar Ken W. on May 12, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Could the anode rod be hidden under the plastic push cap located near the outer edge that has foam insulation underneath? The plug is a thin frosted cap where it appears they pumped foam into the side when manufacturing it.

    • Avatar Corro-Protec on May 13, 2022 at 7:00 am

      If it’s near the edge of the tank, it’s not the anode rod. It should be located in the middle of the tank or around the hot water outlet or cold water inlet. Bradford white usually install the anode in the hot water outlet port.

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