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Old 01-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #31
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My house was built in 2005 so I'll keep using my hot tap water

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Old 01-29-2009, 08:37 PM   #32
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my nat. gas water heater is about 8 years old, I'm on city water that is very clean. i replumbed my house with copper and 95/5 solder at the same time as the water tank and my brew rig is also nat. gas. the point of going with the hot water was to save time not energy.

i would asume that it will be nice to have cold, warm or hot water for a brew day. with 3 brew rigs in a garage in the middle of winter there is always some clean-up.

after reading all the reply's i am concerned about the fresh flux in the pipes, i think i will run a good 40 gallons through the valve before i brew with the water.

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Old 01-30-2009, 12:08 AM   #33
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how much was that thing? i don't care about lead, i worked on nuke reactor's for the navy so i have enought lead, radiation, asbestoes, and other things that something from the hot water heater isn't gonna worry me.

actually will be good for my horses too.

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Old 01-30-2009, 12:12 AM   #34
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they charged me $64.00

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:33 AM   #35
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My hot water occasionally gives me a sulfur or iron smell. I spoke to a water softener company about it because I am on a well with a softener. He said that build up of sediment and other minerals in the hot water will occasionally give a sulfur, rotten egg or metal smell and that I can purge them by doing as a previous poster said. Drain tank and refill a few times to flush sediment out.
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I may also suggest you find out how to inspect your Anode. If it is significantly coated or corroded, it too will increase the potential for sulfuric odors.

This is absolutely true. Copper anodes can put off a real bad sulfuric odors in water with low pH. This is especially true if you use RO or DI water.

The RO or DI is so pure molecularly the that sulfur ions in the copper will leach out into the water attaching to oxygen molecules. They have an affinity to attach to something. It just happens that the copper will give off sulfur. The water is so pure that it starts dissolving the copper. The end result is that it will smell like rotten eggs.

Low pH water has the same effect as RO or DI in dissolving copper.

So yes, if it smells like sulfur yank out the anode and plug the hole with plug fitting.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:41 AM   #36
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Luckily, I spent the last few years building up an immunity to lead poisoning.

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brew day went well, the outdoor temp was about 25-35 degrees today, water into the brew rig was about 95 degrees. nice to have warm water for cleaning, turned to cold for chilling.

worth the money

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