New water heater- sulphur smell
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  Re: RE: New water heater- sulphur smell by goaliedad (The water conditione...)
(04-13-2021, 08:00 PM)goaliedad Wrote: The water conditioner is a basic salt based water Softner.    
When I am here alone the smell is obvious. With my wife here, and doing laundry the smell goes away. I picked up an aluminum anode- will install it tomorrow and report back

Have had good luck with using 7% Hydrogen peroxide, since your replacing anode rod, would be a good time to shock the tank. Off the shelf at drug stores, etc. is 3%. Got mine at water treatment co. If you decide to go this route pour a half gallon in tank after removing existing anode, draw down enough water to accommodate.

Install new anode and let sit 2 hours. If electric turn off power, if gas turn to pilot. turn water supply to w.h. on and flush all faucets in house. Then power back up. I wish you the best of luck removing anode, if you have a 1/2 in. Impact Wrench it's not so bad, if not a large breaker bar.

Good luck!!!
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  Re: RE: New water heater- sulphur smell by goaliedad (The water conditione...)
(04-13-2021, 08:00 PM)goaliedad Wrote: The water conditioner is a basic salt based water Softner.    
When I am here alone the smell is obvious. With my wife here, and doing laundry the smell goes away. I picked up an aluminum anode- will install it tomorrow and report back

Let us know if it works. If it doesn't, pick up a water test kit at the hardware store. That will tell you where to start.

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