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Old 09-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Sulfur smell in water

There was a strong sulfur smell in my water.

I disconnected from the park water and started to us the
water from my fresh water tank.

It till had the sulfur smell.

WHEN I USE THE COLD WATER

Don't know what's causing it.
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Is it only the hot water?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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The sulfur smell is when I use the cold water.

Thank you.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Nomad The sulfur smell is when I use the cold water. Thank you.
can we assume the water in the tank did not come from the same place as the water connected to the outside.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Bacteria in your water lines. Flush the system with chlorine and it will go away.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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Bacteria in your water lines. Flush the system with chlorine and it will go away.
That is probably correct, but to ease your mind a little, the type of bacteria that causes the sulfur smell is quite harmless.

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If your water source has a sulphur smell, flushing with chlorine will not take it away. I recall years ago visiting Keesler AFB in Biloxi MS for an electronics class. The motel had sulphur smelling water in the pipes. Hard to bathe in. Couldn't even stand the thought of drinking it.
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I had the same problem but with the Hot Water side. Flushed the system with Bleach and the problem is solved.
I suspect you had water from a CG sitting in the tank for a while that had a high sulphur content. That's what happened to my Hot Water Tank.
Drain the tank and add about a gallon of Bleach, fill the tank and let sit for a few hours. Run the Bleached water through your system and then Drain and flush the tank.
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Somewhere along the line you used a water supply that had sulphur in it. You'll need to rid your RV of all the water, including draining your fresh & hot water tanks, fridge, icemaker, dishwasher, washer (any appliance you have that got that water in it), sanitize/flush & fill with water that doesn't have sulphur & run that through everything. Might be hard to do if traveling & not knowing a water source/contents, though.

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A couple of cups of chlorine bleach in the tank--fill halfway or so with water 1st!--run all taps, shower till you smell the bleach (hot and cold)--let sit for 4 hrs at least--drain it all and flush it with new water twice-- Just had the same deal with mine and now she is awesome! I now add an oz of the water stay fresh in the tank when we go camping--no odor since!!!
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Thanks guys for all the info.

I got the sulfur problem solved as a result of your advice.

Thanks a million
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