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sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) May 17, 2019 12:22 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by RB [MI]) May 17, 2019 2:02 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by Tim [IN]) May 17, 2019 2:31 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by Kevin [FL]) May 17, 2019 3:43 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by BA [NE]) May 17, 2019 5:25 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) May 17, 2019 5:33 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) May 17, 2019 5:35 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by Robert J [CA]) May 18, 2019 1:55 AM
       sulfer smell in water (by ROCKING BEAR [FL]) May 18, 2019 5:57 AM
       sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) May 18, 2019 9:13 AM
       sulfer smell in water (by Vee [OH]) May 18, 2019 2:11 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by cjl [NY]) May 19, 2019 11:05 AM
       sulfer smell in water (by don [PA]) May 19, 2019 10:23 PM
       sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) Jun 14, 2019 1:50 PM

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sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 12:22 PM
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Vacant house, on city water, not well. When you run the hot water it has a strong sulfur smell; cold water doesn't seem to have the odor.

It was doing this years ago but it would clear up quickly, not it seems to smell continuously bad when you run hot water.

I've been reading different things online -- replace the anode -- easier said than done getting the anode to come out. What's the best way to fix this problem? Thanks.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by RB [MI]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 2:02 PM
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Replace Water Heater with new. --184.53.x.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 2:31 PM
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1. Replace anode. Easy to do.

2. Drain 1/4 of the tank. Pour 2 qts of hydrogen peroxide in. Fill up. Wait two hours. Complete drain. Fill up again and drain. Then fill.

That should take care of it. --166.216.xxx.xx




sulfer smell in water (by Kevin [FL]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 3:43 PM
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Hi J,

Did this house ever have well water? Sounds like you may have some sulfur settlement in the tank. Try what Tim suggest or replace tank if over 7 years old. What part of Fl are you?

--47.205.xxx.xx




sulfer smell in water (by BA [NE]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 5:25 PM
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I have a house in Fla. and from day one the water always smelled like sulfur or rotten eggs. The smell and taste was so bad we couldn`t stand it. We ended up putting a RO in the kitchen for drinking and cooking. Also installed soft water through out the house. I`m on city water and the city said there`s nothing wrong with the water. --104.218.xx.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 5:33 PM
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Thanks, no it's on city water, not well water. I've had two groups of tenants at this place over a five year period and neither ever mentioned it but it's obvious it's gotten worse, just from my own testing of it this morning. --72.188.xxx.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) Posted on: May 17, 2019 5:35 PM
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Kevin I'm in Orlando, so not a rural area...I doubt it was ever on Well water in the past, but I don't know for sure. --72.188.xxx.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 18, 2019 1:55 AM
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Before you drain or re-fill your water heater tank, check the water coming in from the city's main to see if that stink too... Flush all the pipes (Hot and cold) and run all fixtures. Drain the toilet tanks and refill at the end. --47.156.xx.xx




sulfer smell in water (by ROCKING BEAR [FL]) Posted on: May 18, 2019 5:57 AM
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Typical for water sitting in the tank for awhile, it will clear up with normal use, drain it or run it for awhile, not rocket science. --71.49.xxx.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) Posted on: May 18, 2019 9:13 AM
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OK...it WAS out of use for a few weeks...so I'll try the simple solutions first.

It does seem to be a water heater issue since the cold water doesn't have that odor. --72.188.xxx.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 18, 2019 2:11 PM
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The smell comes after a long idle period, the anode is the fix, pour peroxide in the anode hole to save fooling around with other pipes. --76.188.xxx.xx




sulfer smell in water (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 11:05 AM
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No offense meant but I just assumed that Florida water smelled like that :) --69.201.xx.xxx




sulfer smell in water (by don [PA]) Posted on: May 19, 2019 10:23 PM
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water heater --73.141.xxx.xx




sulfer smell in water (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 1:50 PM
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Rocking Bear was right...I ran the hot water every day for several days and the smell is gone now. --72.188.xx.xxx



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