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Hot water anode
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Andy    Posted 05-31-2002 at 11:12:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is there an easy way to remove the anode in the hot water tank so I can get the smell out. That sucker is in tight. Any suggestions?

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-31-2002 at 15:56:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
The smell is hydrogen sulfide gas coming out of the water not the anode. It will smell the worst at the highest spicket in the house. Carbon filters help but won't get ridof all of it. If you could allow the water to be in a open tank first the gas would excape into the air and not come into the house. Mark H.

Greg VT    Posted 05-31-2002 at 12:37:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check this out...

Bill    Posted 05-31-2002 at 12:15:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This caught my attention. The hot water in my Sister-in-law's house at our ranch often stinks to high heaven, but the water at our house, which is between the pressure tank and her house, is fine. We have almost reached the point of tearing out pipe, but this sounds like a possibility.

Can some kind soul refer me to a source of information about eliminating an odor whose source is the hot water tank?

I'm sorry that I can't help you with your question Andy.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-31-2002 at 16:00:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
If both houses are off the same well I bet your sisters is higher than yours. If you run the water it should go away. But it will be worst in the morning because it sits longer and the gas will work it way to the top of the water heater and pipes in the house. Use a carbon filter to help git rid of the smell. Mark H.

jamo    Posted 05-31-2002 at 11:53:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our anode went bad so we purchased a new hot water heater. Nasty smell was still there. Turns out all I had to do was pour a cup of water into the floor drain. Very expensive glass of water!

DeadCarp - lol    Posted 05-31-2002 at 16:41:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like my luck! I once completely re-did the heads on a Nova (valve grind, magnaflux, mill, everything) into the late evenings after work cuz we were heading out on vacation Saturday. Saturday morning warmup, it acted up again - turned out to be a stuck thermostat! Nothing educates like mistakes! :)

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