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Bad Smell

Posted by Mike Atwell on July 10th, 2002 12:28 PM
In reply to Bad smell comming out of hot water. by Ron J. on July 10th, 2002 06:38 AM [Go to top of thread]

I work for a plumbing wholesale company, so I have delt with this problem before. There are two things that could be causing this problem.

1. Typical the smell is due to a bacteria that enters the water system due to construction or a break in the line. The simplest treatment available is the shock-chlorination of the system. This
is a surface treatment, and often requires repeated trials in heavily infected
systems. The chlorination of a system requires that you follow each step
explicitly to avoid an un-treated portion of the piping system from reinfecting
another part. Longer lasting
solutions include chlorination or aeration of the water supply.

2. (*Most Common) The anode rod can react to a bacteria in the water. Change this to a Magnesium anode rod.

Good Luck

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