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Old 09-04-2014, 06:48 AM   #11
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Most people don't know this but most home water heaters have an anode rod that NEVER gets changed.

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Old 09-04-2014, 07:09 AM   #12
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After you get through sanitizing the system, run about a gallon of white vinegar through the system. Let it sit for a little while, then flush again with clear water. It will remove any residual bleach odor and/or taste.
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Being a residential electric water heater, the anode might be on the top.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:13 PM   #14
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If I am in a stuation such as camping and my hot water smells like sulfur I want to fix it and fix it fast. A 1/50 bleach solution will do this quick. Just flush with plenty of fresh water after. If I am at home I would use the santizing solution over bleach and leave it over night. I never use my fresh water tank so keeping several gallons of the sanitizer mixed in the fresh water tank makes it easy to do regular sanitizing after each time camping.

I mis-spoke in my first post, had something else on my mind at the same time. I use a 1/50 bleach solution for fast kill.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:24 PM   #15
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As some "Old Coot" mentioned, most residential hot water heaters have an anode rod that's accessed from the top. You usually have to pop off a cover and dig through some foam insulation to get to it, though.
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If I am in a stuation such as camping and my hot water smells like sulfur I want to fix it and fix it fast. A 1/50 bleach solution will do this quick. Just flush with plenty of fresh water after. If I am at home I would use the santizing solution over bleach and leave it over night. I never use my fresh water tank so keeping several gallons of the sanitizer mixed in the fresh water tank makes it easy to do regular sanitizing after each time camping.

I mis-spoke in my first post, had something else on my mind at the same time. I use a 1/50 bleach solution for fast kill.

I don't use our fresh water tank either, so that is a great idea to keep some sanitizing solution in there, because you are right, I want to try and clean it up quick! Thanks for the advice!


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As some "Old Coot" mentioned, most residential hot water heaters have an anode rod that's accessed from the top. You usually have to pop off a cover and dig through some foam insulation to get to it, though.

Geez, my luck that is where it is. My water heater is built into the closet in the back, so to access the top I will need to remove a couple shelves. It is nice having an electric heater, but it is difficult to work on or drain. Thanks!


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