COMMUNITY FORUM

TammyDempsey

06:39AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 09/25/06
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have a horrible odor coming only from my hot water. I have been told that I may have a build up of iron & sulfer in my hot water heater. I have a new well and that may have put deposits of iron and sulfer into my hot water heater when the water was turned on. Since I cannot completely empty the hot water heater and we have drained it several times, I think I need to install a filter system somehow. Where can I find a filter system for my hot water heater? I have been told that it may contain a bacteria. I was also told that this bacteria can be killed by chlorine. How can I get chlorine into my hot water heater? Will this even help? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Tammy

glendot

07:25AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 06/26/04
30 lifetime posts
Tammy,

I know what you are going through. I am also on a well, and occasionaly a sulpher gas smell and/or iron bacteria smell presents itself. The sulpher smell seems to be associated with seasons, atmospheric pressure, or whatever. I had a system installed by Culligan years ago. It worked pretty well for a few years then stopped working. It got all clogged up with the iron bacteria. The iron bacteria is not harmful to your health(well, maybe your mental health), but sure smells bad. And it eventually builds up on the pipes and causes lowere pressure and clogs up the control system. We had the Culligan system removed a bout three years ago and replaced with a chlorine base system. As a part of the installation they dropped some chloine tablets into the well to kill the iron bacteria and clean out the sludge build up. The new system cost over $3000 and we still get occasional odors from the hot water heater, despite flushing the tank and running a chlorine solution through it. Don't seem to be getting the sulpher odors though. We'll be due for a new tank in a year or two, maybe that will help. It sure is frustrating, as you know. Sorry I don't have any advice but thought I could share with you.

TammyDempsey

07:29AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 09/25/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for sharing with me. I thought I was going crazy. I did find a filter that you can hook up directly to the line coming into the hot water heater. Cost is about $70.00. I may try that to see if I can get some relief. I sure do appreciate you taking the time to reply. Have a great day.

Tammy

Billhart

07:36AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
The problem is the water from the well, not the WH. The WH is just where it shows up.

Sometimes shocking the well with chorline will solve the problem or solve it for a long time.

Other times other water treatment equipment is needed to precipate the iron and/or chlorine injection system.

You need to get a COMPLETE testing of the well water.


TammyDempsey

07:38AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 09/25/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the advice. I am going to get the water tested this week. I appreciate the reply.

Tammy
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

The “Briolette” faceted glass sink from Kohler measures 17.5” wide and is sure to catch the eye—as it does the light. $707.50 Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1