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Old 04-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Foamy water from hot water tank

For the past few trips (both before and after winterizing) the hot water from any of the faucets (including the shower) is foamy. I know it sounds crazy, but it's almost like soap. Mind you, I have never put soap in my hot water heater or anywhere near my water lines. I had it into the dealer and they thought it might be the pressure setting on the pump and made and adjustment. Needless to say, it still does it and it doesn't matter if I'm using city water or pumping from the fresh water tank, it's still foamy.

Any ideas? Even though my hot water tank was drained for winterizing, do you think something might be growing in their? Does water sometimes react to the anode this way?

I appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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sounds like they filled the hw heater with antifreeze !
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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When you winterized, did you bypass the heater?
If you got RV antifreeze in the heater it will take a LOT of flushing to get it out. When aerated by the faucet it does look "soapy"
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #4
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Yep been there done that found out the hard way that I had to go out and buy and installl a HW Bypass kit
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will running bleach through hw heater help I wonder ?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Open the pressure release valve onthe HW tank and run copius amounts of water until its all gone. If not gone, repeat.
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Remove the anode...turn the water on....flush everything out the side of the hot water heater..plus it gives you a chance to check out the anode's condition.
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will running bleach through hw heater help I wonder ?
Only if you put your "whites" in there first.

Flushing with water is the only way to clear it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:35 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I will try giving it a good flushing. I did bypass the heater when winterizing. However, maybe some got in there from the lines that shouldn't have when I de-winterized.
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