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    Legend in my own mind Sirhc7897's Avatar
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    Zinc Anode on IC

    A quick question:

    I've seen a couple where you guys have tapped the brass water in/outs and threaded in the anode. While this is great I'm wondering about it impeding flow and wondering if there is another location on the IC that it could be installed.

    Could it be tapped into the side of one of the air ends (not the tank itself) or even just strapped to the IC so it's making contact or is it absolutely imperative that it be in the flow so to speak?


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    It has to be in the water flow to work.

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    IF i take mine apart this weekend i'll show some pics but mine does not impede water flow at all. I used a brass t-ritting and thread in anode with bras cap and cut the anode to length.

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    When you say you cut the anode to length you mean you trimmed it to a length closer to the size of the threads on the fitting?

    That's why I'm concerned because the zinc part extends way into the opening and will severely impeded flow but if I cut it down it won;t be that bad....

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    shouldn't the anode be touching the aluminium and not the brass?

    Or is it just anywhere in the "chain"?

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    Anywhere in the chain in the water flow. The brass and aluminum are connected electrically.

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    Does the zinc anode in the brass fitting have to be grounded as well?? OR are you good to go with the anode just in the fitting like that as long as the anode is in the flow of the salt water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie rxp View Post
    Does the zinc anode in the brass fitting have to be grounded as well?? OR are you good to go with the anode just in the fitting like that as long as the anode is in the flow of the salt water.
    yes it does! if not they do absolutely nothing

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    Excuse my ignorance but what is the purpose of doing this? Is there a thread discussing this?

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    Cool will be hooking mine up.

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