Posted 01-15-2004 at 20:23:07
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When we put in the electric hot water heater we had a filtering system installed (between the pump and the hot water heater.)in our new house.
The water was black and smelled like rotten eggs.
But, the water was still good, clear & fresh outside at the hydrant where we watered the animals.
We removed the rod from the water heater (solved the black water problem & some of the stink)
By-passed the filtering system, and smell disapeared. We have a tremendous amount of iron in our water. The filters were supposed to avg. 4 per year, we were changing them about every 15-20 days!
More elbow grease keeping the "orange" out, but no more smelly water. Ask a plumber about the rod in the hot water heater, or somebody on here will know...