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Somebody took a sh*t in my hot water heater! Anybody's DH a plumber?

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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That's what my hot water smells like when I first turn it on. Like a giant fart coming out of my pipes. Gross! 

Google says its harmless sulfur producing bacteria. And that I should turn the thermostat on it to over 140 for a few hours then flush the hot water out.  

Has anybody else dealt with this problem?

The water is clear, so I don't think it's an contamination issue.

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Djinn83
by Platinum Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Waiting...

smuckin_fart
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM
No idea! bump!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM
fart noise
Homeschoolmom99
by Gold Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Its never been flushed do what it says

cassiehmomof3
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Do you have well water or city
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unusualmom
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Had to laugh!

lilfishbigocean
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

No clue, but boy oh boy do I love your avi! :)

Jeepingmama
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

BUMP!

Djinn83
by Platinum Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

City. They replaced the hot water heater when I moved in 18 months ago. I rent.

Quoting cassiehmomof3:

Do you have well water or city


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Do what google says, but be careful when using the water until you turn it back down. 


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