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Re: Drinking Water suddenly foul

Posted By: AHandyMan
Wednesday, 26 August 1998, at 5:34 a.m.

In Response To: Drinking Water suddenly foul (Tim Johnston)

Tim,

I found the following excerpt from the link below at Ohio State University..

"Water heaters can also be sources of foul odors stemming from hydrogen sulfide. A magnesium rod is often placed in the tank by the manufacturer to prevent water heater corrosion. Sulfur that is dissolved in water can react with the magnesium rod forming hydrogen sulfide. The magnesium rod can be replaced with an aluminum one or removed completely. Removal however, may void the company's warranty. "

Link over to there and see if there is something else that might ring true with your situation..

Good Luck!

Don

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