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david1

02:52AM | 11/01/00
Member Since: 10/03/00
9 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have noticed a weird smell when ever I use
the hot water (no matter which sink). I have
flushed out the tank a couple of times but
it still persisits... Any ideas on how to get rid of it.

Info, the water is not all that hard in the area and there is not any clear water iron in water.


Matches

05:12AM | 11/01/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
The commercial building I maintain had a smell when hot water was used also.We had every conceivable expert in on this problem and went so far as to have the water analyized from top to bottom and comparing the cold water to hot.The majority of experts felt that the heat exchanger was to blame.To make a long story short,the water samples came up normal and it was determined that the odor was just that...no chemicals or foriegn material,just a smell when the water was heated.You may have your water tested for peace of mind,but try smelling hot water somewhere else...I think it always gives off some odor if you are looking for it.

david1

05:33AM | 11/01/00
Member Since: 10/03/00
9 lifetime posts
No the water has a real musty, muddy smell.


rpxlpx

02:10AM | 11/03/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If your water heater is electric, I suggest replacing the heating elements. It doesn't cost much, is not difficult, and may solve the problem. I've seen electric heating elements from water heaters with a buildup of "gunk" on them.
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