|Posted by Ralph Langer on January 26, 1999 at 19:43:25:|
|In response to Re: foul water odor|
: Ralph:--Is the water smelly as delivered from the well or only after it arrives from the water heater?
: If it is the latter , the odor is that of Hydrogen Sulphide gas that is generated from the anode rod inside the water heater. As the anode is consumed in trying to protect the tanks innards, it gives off Hydrogen and Oxygen. It is this Hydrogen that couples to any free atoms present in the water to form the "rotten egg" odor
: of Hydrogen Sulphide Gas. Removing the anode will void your warranty on your water heater, but will probably get rid of the odor problem.
: Lots of luck........Bud