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Old 06-29-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Smelly hot water

Hi folks. haven't been on for a while.

My wife and I have an '07 27 foot Grey Wolf. Ever since we got it and placed it on our camp site last year we have been having some serious odor and quality problems with the hot water.

The water is always foamy and it smells almost like vinegar. It was this way last season before winterizing, and nothing has changed this season.

This is ONLY the hot water side. Cold runs clean and odorless. Any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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From the manual.

You need to sanitize your system.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:49 PM   #3
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If you have a Suburban water heater when was the anode rod changed last and the tank flushed out?
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Shut the water off, shut the water heater off, remove the anode and open the pressure relief valve. Make or buy a cleaning tube that will fit the end of the hose and clean the water heater out. It will have a BUNCH of white stuff come out. Keep flushing it out and feeling around inside the tank until it is clean. Put a new anode in it and fill it and turn it back on.
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Wow, thanks for the fast responses. We'll get it cleaned out when we head up on Thursday.

Now.... any of you have any experience with a '73 Johnson 50 outboard that I can't keep running?
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Wow, thanks for the fast responses. We'll get it cleaned out when we head up on Thursday.

Now.... any of you have any experience with a '73 Johnson 50 outboard that I can't keep running?
Gum in the carburetor? Remove air cleaner and squirt carb cleaner into the fuel venturi in the throat (or remove the bowl/idle set screw) and let it soak for a few hours.
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I have had good luck using a wedding ring fishing lure size six or eight with half a worm and a couple or three corn kernels.

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(chuckle) Ford Idaho it's funny that you mention the corn kernels. I'd never heard of using corn as bait until out last trip to Poverty Point.

Several people were very successfully fishing with corn kernels. They'd simply open a can of corn, load a few on the hook and BAM! a bite as soon as it hit the water.
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LOL, thanks guys.
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(chuckle) Ford Idaho it's funny that you mention the corn kernels. I'd never heard of using corn as bait until out last trip to Poverty Point.

Several people were very successfully fishing with corn kernels. They'd simply open a can of corn, load a few on the hook and BAM! a bite as soon as it hit the water.

I learned it 35 years ago by talking to an old man that I met in a store in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.
I stopped in to buy some worms and what not when I noticed he was doing the same thing so I ask him about the small can of corn he had in one hand.
He laid it out to me and then wished me luck.
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