Hello. I am moving into a new-to-me home and realized that the water smells like rotten eggs. I think it might just be the hot water, but I haven't been back in the house to verify this. I saw this response to an earlier post on this forum:
"Just a wild guess, but if your new hot water heater has a magnesium anode, that can be the cause of hydrogen sulfide smells. An aluminum anode does not seem to cause the problem in systems with sulfur. Aerating the system or replacement of mangnesium anode with aluminum may help."
And...I found this website http://www.detnews.com/2002/homeimprovement/0201/31/e25-388437.htm
which states: "Most hot water heaters have aluminum anode rods. If your hot water is giving off a rotten egg smell, the easiest solution is to replace the aluminum anode rod with a non-aluminum anode rod, such as the A.O. Smith KA90 or State Industries Replacement Kit, #9000029."
So, if the problem is in the hot water heater (which I really hope it is...), which is correct, using an aluminum anode rod or non-alum anode rod to get rid of the smell????
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