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11:00AM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 01/22/04
46 lifetime posts
Some times, not too often (3 or 4 times in the last 4 months), the hot water fills the sink up with brownish/tan water. Most of the time its not like this. I had my water softener replaced last October.

It seems if the plumbing was faulty I would see this from the cold water as well.

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.


plumber Tom

05:06PM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
You can do a search on how to clean and drain-off sediment build-up from the bottom of your HWH. Draining off the sediment will prolong the life of your HWH no matter if it's electric or gas.


03:49PM | 05/02/07
Member Since: 05/01/07
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I had the very same thing occur when I had an Ice Maker Water line fail at the pipe which I had tapped to supply water to the Ice Maker.

As I had the Ice maker line tapped into a cold water pipe, I am convinced that the hot water tank did not have a back flow valve which would have stopped the hot water from entering the cold water pipe and becoming contaminated. Any other ideas?

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