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Old 10-16-2018, 05:16 PM   #1
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Any Idea how to get rid of the smell on the water coming from the Water heater ? I had flushed many times with fresh water .. just fresh water, but I have to drain the water heater every week while not in the boat. As soon as I open the hot water .. here it comes the smell. Do not know if there is anything else than the water treatment for the fresh water tank that I could use ? I may need to replace it, but it does work heating the water ... actually really well... it just the smell .. Do you know if using CLR may help ? Calcification ?

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Any Idea how to get rid of the smell on the water coming from the Water heater ? I had flushed many times with fresh water .. just fresh water, but I have to drain the water heater every week while not in the boat. As soon as I open the hot water .. here it comes the smell. Do not know if there is anything else than the water treatment for the fresh water tank that I could use ? I may need to replace it, but it does work heating the water ... actually really well... it just the smell .. Do you know if using CLR may help ? Calcification ?

Any help will be appreciated,

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Smell like what?
Clorox can clean and disinfect very well.
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Smell like what?
Clorox can clean and disinfect very well.
Smell like a really not cleaned toilet .. Clorox is on my list ..just did not know if will damage any of the internal component ..Thank you for the input.
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I just found this on another forum about foul smell... "I have found that well water will foul the tank pretty quickly. It contains sulfur and other minerals that fester in the heat and make that lovely rotten egg smell. "

what I think it is ... the water from the marina . I used the inline water filter to avoid it,but it not help at all .
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Add bleach water and run it through the system then let is sit for a day. Finally flush many times with fresh water.
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Rotten egg smell can also be the anode has been used up (if equipped).
Just like a gen set or main, water heaters sometimes have a pencil anode.
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Rotten egg smell can also be the anode has been used up (if equipped).
Just like a gen set or main, water heaters sometimes have a pencil anode.
I thought the anode is on the raw water side of the heat exchanger not the fresh water side. Yet home water heaters do have an anode.
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Solving rotten-egg odor in water heaters with aluminum/zinc, powered anodes
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