Anode Rods

WATER HEATER MODEL MAGNESIUM STD ALUMINUM A420 ALUMINUM
Common Gas Fired      
MI40T*F(BN,CX,SX)  224-47776-15  224-32999-24  224-45147-02
MI403S*F(BN,CX,SX)  224-47776-05  224-47778-04  224-45147-04
MI404T*F(BN,CX,SX)   224-47776-05  224-32999-06  224-45147-03
MI503*F(BN,CX,SX)  224-47776-12  224-47778-04   224-45147-04

MI50L*F(BN,CX,SX)

MI504S*F(BN,CX,SX)

 224-47776-05  224-32999-06  224-45147-03

 

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BWC 224-47776-01 BWC 224-47776-20 BWC 224-47782-01
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-01Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-20Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47782-01

$10.90

$14.80

$8.60

 
BWC 224-47782-04 BWC 224-32758-02 BWC 224-47782-05
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47782-04Bradford White Mag Anode Hex 224-32758-02Bradford White Mag Hex Anode 224-47782-05

$15.70

$14.70

$16.70

 
BWC 224-49559-04 BWC 224-47776-11 BWC 224-32731-57x
Bradford White 43" A420 HEX HEAD ANODE 224-49559-04Bradford White 43.63" MAG ANODE W/ NIPPLE 224-47776-11Bradford White 51" MAGNESIUM ANODE W/NIPPLE 224-32731-57x

$25.90

$20.25

$26.85

 
BWC 224-49560-08 BWC 224-47782-11 BWC 224-47782-12
Bradford White A420 Anode 224-49560-08Bradford White Hex Head Mag Anode 224-47782-11Bradford White Part 224-47782-12 Hex Head Mag Anode

$22.90

$17.50

$19.70

 
Bradford White Titanium Anode 224-46075-00 810mm W/3/4" NIPPLE 9005974005 MAGNESIUM ANODE - HOLLOW .84" OD X .44" ID X 49"
Bradford White Titanium Anode 224-46075-00 810mm W/3/4" NIPPLELinked Magnesium Anode with 3/4"NPT X 2" Nipple Outlet X 48" MAGNESIUM ANODE - HOLLOW .84" OD X .44" ID X 49"

$309.85

$79.55

$95.01

 
9005975005 BWC 224-47778-04 BWC 224-32999-33
Notched Aluminum Anode with 3/4"NPT X 2" Nipple Outlet X 48"Bradford White Alum Anode 224-47778-04Bradford White Aluminum Anode 224-32999-33

$51.28

$23.60

$14.25

 
BWC 224-45147-03 Bock 15005 Bock 15010
Bradford White A420 Alum Anode 224-45147-03 42" W/2" NIPPLE3/4"NPT X 28" Aluminum Anode Hex Head3/4"NPT X 30" Magnesium Anode Hex Head

$42.85

$42.45

$42.99

 
Bock 15110 BWC 224-32999-06 BWC 224-32999-24
3/4"NPT X 30" Magnesium Linked Anode Hex HeadBradford White 42" ALUM ANODE .625 W/2" NIPPLE 224-32999-06Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-24

$49.39

$23.80

$36.85

 
BWC 224-32999-27 BWC 224-32999-22 BWC 224-32999-30
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-27Bradford White Aluminum Anode 224-32999-22Bradford White Aluminum Anode 224-32999-30

$13.90

$14.55

$20.85

 
BWC 224-38508-03 BWC 224-47776-07 BWC 224-47776-09
Bradford White Aluminum Anode 224-38508-03Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47776-07Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-09

$11.85

$21.90

$19.90

 
BWC 224-47776-06 BWC 224-47776-15 BWC 224-47782-02
Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47776-06Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-15Bradford White Hex Head Magnesium Anode 224-47782-02

$18.85

$19.90

$10.25

 
BWC 224-47776-05 Bradford White Potentiometer Gasket 223-82047-00 BWC 224-32731-101
Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47776-05Bradford White Potentiometer Gasket 223-82047-00Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-101

$19.90

$2.05

$25.95

 
BWC 224-32731-102 BWC 224-32731-42 BWC 224-32731-62
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-102Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-42Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-62

$25.95

$20.05

$26.85

 
BWC 224-32731-64 BWC 224-32731-65 BWC 224-32731-67
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-64Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-65Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-67

$23.75

$23.75

$23.75

 
BWC 224-32731-76 BWC 224-32731-77 BWC 224-32731-79
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-76Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-77Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-79

$23.75

$30.35

$10.85

 
BWC 224-32731-80 Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-91 Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-92
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-80Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-91Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32731-92

$13.10

$25.95

$25.95

 
BWC 224-32758-13 BWC 224-32758-17 BWC 224-32758-20
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-13Bradford White Mag Hex Anode 224-32758-17Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-20

$23.10

$16.60

$17.62

 
BWC 224-32758-21 BWC 224-32758-23 BWC 224-32758-26
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-21Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-23Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-26

$17.62

$21.40

$20.30

 
BWC 224-32758-27 BWC 224-32758-28 BWC 224-32758-32
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-27Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-28Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-32

$23.40

$26.10

$31.40

 
BWC 224-32758-33 BWC 224-32758-35 BWC 224-32999-07
Bradford White Magnesium Anode Hex 224-32758-33Bradford White Mag Anode 224-32758-35Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-07

$43.05

$31.40

$27.90

 
BWC 224-32999-10 BWC 224-32999-13 BWC 224-32999-18
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-10Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-13Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-18

$14.55

$19.45

$10.45

 
BWC 224-32999-23 BWC 224-32999-25 BWC 224-32999-26
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-23Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-25Bradford White Aluminum Anode 224-32999-26

$11.45

$27.90

$45.90

 
BWC 224-32999-28 BWC 224-32999-29 BWC 224-33149-02
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-28Bradford White Alum Anode 224-32999-29Bradford White Alum Anode 224-33149-02

$38.90

$35.70

$38.90

 
BWC 224-38437-04 BWC 224-38437-07 BWC 224-38508-02
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-38437-04Bradford White Alum Anode 224-38437-07Bradford White Alum Anode 224-38508-02

$13.95

$44.90

$8.60

 
BWC 224-38508-06 BWC 224-38508-07 BWC 224-38508-08
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-38508-06Bradford White Anode Hex Head 224-38508-07Bradford White Alum Anode 224-38508-08

$14.55

$14.55

$14.55

 
BWC 224-38508-09 BWC 224-42336-00 BWC 224-42337-00
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-38508-09Bradford White Anode Rod 224-42336-00Bradford White Mag Anode 224-42337-00

$14.55

$24.90

$43.40

 
BWC 224-44546-01 BWC 224-44546-02 BWC 224-44546-03
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-44546-01Bradford White Mag Anode 224-44546-02Bradford White Mag Anode 224-44546-03

$49.90

$49.90

$55.60

 
BWC 224-44546-04 BWC 224-45035-01 BWC 224-45035-02
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-44546-04Bradford White Mag Anode 224-45035-01Bradford White Mag Anode 224-45035-02

$49.90

$47.90

$45.90

 
BWC 224-45036-01 BWC 224-45147-01 BWC 224-45147-04
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-45036-01Bradford White A420 Alum Anode 224-45147-01 Bradford White A420 Alum Anode 224-45147-04

$47.90

$47.45

$32.95

 
BWC 224-47776-03 BWC 224-47776-08 BWC 224-47776-10
Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-03Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-08Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-10

$14.85

$23.25

$20.55

 
BWC 224-47776-12 BWC 224-47776-13 BWC 224-47776-16
Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47776-12Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-13Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47776-16

$22.30

$23.20

$20.25

 
BWC 224-47776-17 BWC 224-47776-19 BWC 224-47778-07
Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47776-17Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47776-19Bradford White Alum Anode 224-47778-07

$21.50

$23.20

$21.90

 
BWC 224-47778-11 BWC 224-47780-01 BWC 224-47782-03
Bradford White Alum Anode 224-47778-11Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47780-01Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47782-03

$20.30

$32.90

$12.35

 
BWC 224-47782-06 BWC 224-47782-08 BWC 224-47783-06
Bradford White Magnesium Anode 224-47782-06Bradford White Mag Anode 224-47782-08Bradford White Alum Anode 224-47783-06

$16.90

$18.40

$22.30

 
BWC 239-46229-00 BWC 224-47782-07 BWC 224-32731-74
BRADFORD WHITE POTENTIOSTAT-FOR POWER ANODE (115V) 239-46229-00Bradford White Hex Head Mag Anode 224-47782-07Bradford White 51" MAGNESIUM ANODE W/NIPPLE 224-32731-74

$296.75

$15.90

$30.35

 
 
Common Gas Fired Through Wall MAGNESIUM   STD ALUMINUM  420 ALUMINUM
 MITW40L*(BN,EN,CX) -12,-13,-15  
 224-47776-10
  224-32999-22  224-45147-01
  MITW50L*(BN,EN,CX) -12,-13,-15  
 224-47776-10
  224-32999-22  224-45147-01

The anode is an exposed metal rod that is designed to corrode slowly over time. Sometimes referred to as the "sacrificial anode", it is made from magnesium, aluminum or a combination of zinc and aluminum. Water in the tank creates an electrolytic reaction that will cause the exposed steel in the tank to eventually fail. To slow this process, a more reactive aluminum or magnesium rod corrodes in its place. Once the sacrificial anode is corroded, the steel in the tank will begin to corrode, and the tank will fail.

To prevent the steel in the tank from failing, you should replace your sacrificial anode about once every three to five years, depending upon your hot water tank. Some tanks have longer warranty periods. Use the life of the warranty as a replacement guide for the anode. If you choose not to replace the sacrificial anode, the tank will keep working, but the steel will corrode and deteriorate. Tank replacement is inevitable.

Sacrificial anodes typically screw into the tank which makes them easier to replace. Note that sacrificial anode rods are long. You’ll need adequate clearance to remove them from the tank. If you don’t have around 4 feet of clearance above the  water heater, the tank may need to be disconnected to do the replacement.

Most times a magnesium anode is suggested. Aluminum anodes, used when water conditions cause a sulphur or "egg smell" tend to corrode much more readily. If you have a severe sulphur odor an A420 aluminum/zinc alloy anode rod is suggested (see below). This means you’ll replace the anode more often because more sediment will accumulate in the bottom of the tank. Aluminum anodes may also increase in diameter or break apart in chunks after they’ve been installed, so getting an aluminum anode out intact can be somewhat of a challenge! Cast-off aluminum can also be a source of noise in the tank.

Bradford White water heaters usually have a nipple end for connections to the outlet line. On certain models there are hex head plug type anodes. If you cannot find the proper anode, use the "contact us" form, provide model and serial number and we'll give you the best alternatives.

Why an A420 Alloy Rod? This special aluminum alloyhelps reduce the formation of hydrogen sulfide.

Hydrogen sulfide gas produces and offensive "rotten egg" or "sulfur water" odor and taste in water. In some cases the odor may noticeable only when the water is initially turned on or when hot water is running. The heated water forces the hydrogen sulfide gas into the air, which may cause the odor to be especially offensive in a shower. For more information click here.