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Old 07-04-2012, 02:38 PM   #11
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I usually drain my hot water heater between trips. I found if the water sits idle (longer then 2-3 weeks) in the tank, it has a terrible smell coming out the sink.
The water in our water heater tank went sour once on us also.
Smelled like rotten eggs. VERY bad smell.
It's only happened once. We typically leave the water in the tank all season.
I winterize around Nov and summerize around April. Of course we use it a half
dozen times during the season. If we take a winter trip I'll re-winterize.
Strange why it went sour only one time in 4 years.....
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #12
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The water in our water heater tank went sour once on us also.
Smelled like rotten eggs. VERY bad smell.
It's only happened once. We typically leave the water in the tank all season.
I winterize around Nov and summerize around April. Of course we use it a half
dozen times during the season. If we take a winter trip I'll re-winterize.
Strange why it went sour only one time in 4 years.....
Sounds like you got into to some high sulfer content water.
Which is why mine gets drained after each use.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #13
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Sounds like you got into to some high sulfer content water.
Which is why mine gets drained after each use.
Maybe but the water didn't smell bad when we were camping so I'm
not entirely sure it's sulfur water that causes it.
It only smelled bad after it sat in the tank for a few weeks.
Never happened before or since.

My anode lasted 4 seasons and I replaced it this spring. My worry is
that the threads in the anode hole rust while the anode/drain plug is
out. I've switched from teflon tape to teflon pipe dope in hope that it
will coat the threads better to help cut back on the rust.
It's (the rust) not as bad when the plug is in there so that's why I don't drain mine
between uses.
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The (rotten egg smell) is bacteria.
Do a search on rotten egg smell from well water.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:12 AM   #15
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This is from the Suburban user manual in the Files section.
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This is from the Suburban user manual in the Files section.
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I pull mine out every all when we wnterize and close up clean it up and prince out the tank I buy a new one every other year and change it out
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If the white stuff entirely covers the surface of the anode rod, should it be cleaned off in some way or will it still function properly if it still has a good core underneath?
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If the white stuff entirely covers the surface of the anode rod, should it be cleaned off in some way or will it still function properly if it still has a good core underneath?
This is an old thread, but I will post the photos to tell you when it needs to be changed.

The photo of the "wire" is "bad and must be changed; The photo on the red tool box is "good" and you should put some Teflon tape on the threads and put it right back in.
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