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Thread: New water heater:strong sulfur smell

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    DIY scratch-pad engineer leejosepho's Avatar
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    Well, everybody occasionally has a bad day, eh?!

    My old school bus has a broken stud on one wheel because a new guy did not know to stop when his watch began spinning around his wrist.

    While still sticking with my breaker bar for my own stuff, I stand corrected about impact wrenches and anode rods.

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    Default new hot water heater smell

    Thank You to all for your replys. I removed the anode rod without difficulty and the smell disappeared within hours. A Special Thanks to Terry Love for providing this site.

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    DIY Senior Member SteveW's Avatar
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    Did you replace the anode rod with a different type?

    Hope you didn't just remove it...

    Might want to check out www.waterheaterrescue. com

    more info on anode rod replacement than you can shake a stick at.

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    Good site, but they're pretty proud of their anode rods. Google {"anode rod" smell} and you'll find other sites where a straight aluminum rod can be had for $20 plus shipping.

    Also check out:

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924
    Last edited by Mikey; 02-05-2008 at 02:28 PM.

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