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Shrek1112

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Hot water smell
« on: December 21, 2014, 09:15:05 AM »

I recently had a HE-2100 installed with DHW plate exchanger on the outlet side of my water heater.  I have turned the water heater to pilot mode to save more money but we have recently noticed the strong sulfer/rotten egg smell. I have read many articles that point to anode issue but it seems odd that it would happen right after our broiler was up and running. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 
« Last Edit: December 21, 2014, 05:39:04 PM by Shrek1112 »
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Re: Hot water smell
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 07:11:49 PM »

The problem is with your hot water tank/anode rod....or well. I doubt your boiler water would cause any problems as the boiler water and domestic water are separate loops.
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Re: Hot water smell
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 05:44:03 AM »

Thanks Roscoe, you are absolutely correct. My anode rod was non existent and covered in slime.   Removed, flushed the tank twice and instsntly the smell is gone.  Thanks.
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