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Old 03-08-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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6 gallon tank, brown water at startup


We just installed a new 6 gallon hot water heater for our kitchen about 4 days ago.

This is its only source of hot water, due to a slab leak, it was the best, cost effective way.

That being said, the tank is brand new.

When we first turn on the water it spits out a bit of brown water, then clears up.

We havent used it that much, but feel it should be cleaned out by now.

Any idea what is causing this, and what can be done to fix this.


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olivia

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There might be some thing in the water like Iron or Manganese ... heat brings things like that out.

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I think it is just sediment or dirt left over in the pipework from when you installed the heater. Give it another week to clear up, using a little water three or four times a day.
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It could be internal rust from a steel pipe nipple too. Is there any steel pipe in the new plumbing for the heater?
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