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Old 06-28-2014, 09:59 PM   #1
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"Rotten egg" odor in my hot water system only. Local dealer suggested a white vinegar/baking soda solution. Let it sit awhile, then flush. Has anyone tried this OR have a better solution??? THX in advance. Have already tried the bleach. Only temporary solution, not to mention my wife will NOT wash her hair with it)))
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vinegar/baking soda will work. You may also want to change your anode rod. in the WH
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Vinegar and baking soda makes a nifty chemical reaction, but not sure how well in will clean scale and crud out of the tank. Baking soda and vinegar is often made to launch model rockets or make bottle bombs in plastic soda bottles. (can cause injury)

Just use vinegar:

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"Rotten egg" odor in my hot water system only. Local dealer suggested a white vinegar/baking soda solution. Let it sit awhile, then flush. Has anyone tried this OR have a better solution??? THX in advance. Have already tried the bleach. Only temporary solution, not to mention my wife will NOT wash her hair with it)))
"Hydrogen sulfide is a nuisance form of sulfur found in drinking water. Sulfur reducing bacteria, which use naturally occurring sulfur as an energy source, are the primary producers of hydrogen sulfide. These bacteria live in oxygen-deficient environments such as deep wells, plumbing systems, water softeners and water heaters. They usually flourish on the hot water side of a water distribution system. Hydrogen sulfide also occurs naturally in some groundwater."

So what we usually do is just flush the water heater prior to use several times to get "stuff" out of there and it makes it more fresh. We never store water in the water heater when we aren't using it, we drain it after every trip. If you are using well water you may never totally get rid of it, but keeping it from being stagnet helps a bunch. You can also use a water purifying additive that is designed for fresh water systems. Hopefully your wife will be able to wash her hair in the RV soon.
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Try a 1/4cup of javex,this works well javex smell will go a way !
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Javex is an alternate name for Clorox. The Clorox Company acquired the Jarvex name from Canada. Using an unscented bleach is easier to flush out of your water heater. In this case, cheaper is better. While bleach will kill the bacteria until the next time, it doesn't remove the scale and mineral deposits that harbor the bacteria. Vinegar works to dissolve the scale.
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