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MikeMetro

05:34PM | 02/02/09
Member Since: 02/01/09
3 lifetime posts
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I am having a similar problem as posted here http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/blackgreasyfloating_sludge_in_hot_water_supply_lines-Plumbing-1-T5605.html#5605

I have black greasy material in my hot water. When I touch the material it just leaves a black streak. Unfortunately, I do not see a braided stainless steel or copper connector like in the previous message. Do Whirlpool flame lock hot water heaters contain a lining that could disintegrate?

The Whirlpool folks say this is sediment, does this sound correct?

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Sylvan

04:50AM | 02/03/09
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
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Sediment as far as I have ever seen does not have grease in it
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MikeMetro

01:28PM | 02/06/09
Member Since: 02/01/09
3 lifetime posts
Thanks. My hot water heater is in my basement. Would it be possible that there be any braided copper or stainless connectors between my crawl space and attic?

LarryG

02:00PM | 02/09/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
another place you might check maybe would be an expansion tank if you have one.

the bladder could be shot.

MikeMetro

11:51AM | 02/17/09
Member Since: 02/01/09
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. I don't have an expansion tank.
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