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Old 02-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #15
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Flush your Hot Water tank & heater. Will likely fix the smell problem.

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Excelent advice.. There is a bacteria that builds up in hot water tanks believe it or not, thrives at 100-140 degrees, and releases sulfur dioxide.

YOu might also sanatize the hot water system. Would not hurt. (or the entire water system) standard "De-winterize" sanatization 1/4 cup bleach per 15 gallons of water, run it through, then rinse, then rinse with backing soda, then rinse again. (Baking soda say 1 cup per the full water tank)
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #16
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put vinegar in the offending sink to fill the trap and closed off sink drain over night. seems ok now but if smell returns i'll try vinegar througout using input hose. last stand will be hw flush.
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I was wondering if the hot water heater needed to be turned off and water cool before introducing the vinegar to the water system or can I just pour it into the water inlet hose and irrigate the entire system? Do I let set for 24 hours?
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Pusherman has a good recommendation. This tool is a long, 1/4 in diameter pipe that attaches to the hose, then reaches way back into the water heater and flushes all manner of sediment. Just don't stand directly in front of the opening when you turn the water on...

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... There is a $9 tool from Camco which does a much better job flushing the minerals from your hot water heater. You'll be surprised how much more minerals you'll get out of your water heater...
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Pusherman has a good recommendation. This tool is a long, 1/4 in diameter pipe that attaches to the hose, then reaches way back into the water heater and flushes all manner of sediment. Just don't stand directly in front of the opening when you turn the water on...
Yes I have one, and used it when flushing the hot water heater... it is just one faucet that when the hot water is run it becomes stinky. I don't use the fresh water tank, I'm hooked directly to water at all times.

I did put white vinegar into the sink pipe/trap and closed it off to clean it, but it is the water coming out that smells, from just that one faucet...I'll flush with white vinegar and see what happens, since I already purchased a quantity of it.
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