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Old 10-27-2010, 02:59 PM  
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The sediment we had was due to the corroded rod. When we first drained and disinfected the water heater we did not remove the spout from the water heater. So the water came out, but not the sediments that were already there. This time we remove the spout and all the accumulated sediment was set free. I was set free in the process as well. Thanks for the link, nonetheless. Be well

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:18 AM  
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The anode rod you should be using is an aluminum/zinc/tin/ anode rod.



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I looked at the top portion of the rod and it reads "AL". Unless it is made in Alabama, I am thinking that this one is aluminum. Now, we have no idea which type was there before, so we may replace it with another anode rod. I think the other option is magnesium?
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Magnesium usually is the one that causes the problems.

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speedbump, good advice about the temp waxing the bacteria. i see this post has some age, but in the future i would recomend you warn the good folks about the burn and scald potential by cranking the heat up. they sometimes cannot translate what we suggest to what it will become until it actually (physically) happens (scalding hot water). her name implies kids around. most folks would pick up on this. we need to cover the ones who don't. budro

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speedbump, good advice about the temp waxing the bacteria. i see this post has some age, but in the future i would recomend you warn the good folks about the burn and scald potential by cranking the heat up. they sometimes cannot translate what we suggest to what it will become until it actually (physically) happens (scalding hot water). her name implies kids around. most folks would pick up on this. we need to cover the ones who don't. budro
Your right. I shouldn't assume everyone understands that 140° water will burn.

What amazes me is that bacteria can live in water that hot.
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Just as a follow up. The smell did return fast and furious. We did the following: we once again empty the water heater. Removed the plug on the lower part of the water heater so any sediments could come out. We got a lot out. We did gushes of cold water to help the sediments out. We then filed half up and add about 4 pints of peroxide. We flushed all the lines before filling it up again. Flushed again and now it is running like new. We may do the peroxide treatment one more time to provide a deeper cleaning to the lines. Thanks for all the help you are able to provide me. Be well
its 4 years later...still working ok? or did you replace heater?


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