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Old 05-11-2022, 12:55 PM
 
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The rotten egg smell an above writer experienced in Fairfield Harbour was the result of a poorly maintained water heater, not from a bad water supply. The water does come from a well and most people have water softeners and filters, but the rotten egg smell comes from a reaction in the water heater with an anode rod, a replaceable component that is designed to corrode instead of other parts of the heater.

Most water heaters are sold with a magnesium rod, and that metal is most likely to create the hydrogen sulfide that produces the odor. Replacing the rod with an aluminum anode will usually solve the issue. Did for us.
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