Monday, September 27, 2010

Sacrificial Anodes, What's That

Rusty Water Drop
by Artist Rita Squier

Painting A Day: September 22, 2010

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
ACEO - Art Card

This lovely little water drop was painted on a day, I tried to fill the tub with water to give the dog a bath. The tub filled with rusty looking water!

Turns out the sacrificial anode rods inside the water heater needed replacing. Who knew? Sacrificial what? Anodes? But the tank looks nice and shiny on the outside.

A little internet research and a trip to the hardware store was in order. Followed by my darling husband replacing the anode rods. Then he drained the tank, bucket by bucket.

Now we have clean, clear water! And the dog got her bath.

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

Glad it got all fixed =p Lovely aceo in spite of the rusty water ;-)

Julio said...

That's absolutely beautiful! And it's interesting how you got inspiration from such a simple incident. What did you use to paint the white highlights?

Sorry if you've answered this question before, but I just started reading your blog.

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