some years ago, and they said they had experimented with doing that and found the anodes didn't last long at all due to the high heat and the turmoil of the water during boiling. They said in just a few months they were completely gone and they were using anodes bigger than the standard anode. Same thing happens on a slower scale on a water heater with a recirc pump. The movement of the water has a factor in how fast the anode depletes.
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