Where to place anode-in-pipe?

sean.a.hyde

Well-known member
Jun 5, 2018
70
Pittsburgh, PA
I know there is some debate about the efficacy of having an anode in the plumbing like this:
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That said, let's say I want to put one in "just in case" as part of my upgrades to my pump, filter and adding an SWG. Where should I put it? After the pump? After the filter? After the heater? After the SWG? Return that thing, it is totally useless?
 

Jmcbroom08

Member
Jun 3, 2017
5
Richmond TX
I am in the process of installing a swg. I also opted for the anode for insurance. I am installing between my pump and filter. The only main reason being that is where I have space without significant rework. From the reading I have done and my limited knowledge on corrosion - as long as it is the the system and bonded, placement shouldn’t matter.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
16,940
Bedford, TX
I agree with Jmc, although I would bet he is almost the only person in the state of Texas with an anode. It tends to be a "Back-East" kind of device.

In my mind totally useless, but I have to agree it can't hurt a thing.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
2,443
NY
It tends to be a "Back-East" kind of device.

In my mind totally useless, but I have to agree it can't hurt a thing.
I'm have a salt pool without one. I also have real salt water everywhere nearby and still no problems. But if it helps Sean sleep at night, then its an awesome device. Heck I might get one too for the sleeping alone. Lol