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Old 02-24-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hello, first time here. I have well water at my home. I have to replace my hot water tank every 1 -2 years due to the hot water/out fitting rusting out. So far Whites has honored my warranty for 3 tanks. Don't think that will last forever. Plus I am tired of changing out tanks. I was told that I should put a Neutralizer in? Is that what I should use or can I get a whole house filter system (a lot cheaper). Also, should this be piped in before my pressure tank or after? I currently have an old water softner installed that is not running because something is wrong with the resin tank. Can I replace that with either of these systems? Any help would be much appreciated.

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You need to run some water tests before anyone can give you a definitive answer.
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Please do not make duplicate threads. You will get answers as people have either time or desire to give.

I got rid your other thread.
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Before getting into the question of water quality, check that you have an isolation bushing between the copper piping in your house and the (presumably) galvanized fitting coming out of the hot water tank. The galvanic action between copper and steel will eat up your hot water fitting in a few years unless you properly protect it.
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Thanks - I hit the send button and it just hung. So I hit again.

I will get my water tested. I do know it is high in nitrates. When I purchased the home over ten years ago I had an RO system put in.

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Thanks - I hit the send button and it just hung. So I hit again.

I will get my water tested. I do know it is high in nitrates. When I purchased the home over ten years ago I had an RO system put in.

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A test high in nitrates is a red flag in my state to do a bacteria test. I would look into that. In Michigan we can get bottles from the health department and just mail them in. The test has to be done at a certified lab.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:33 PM   #7
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Yeah I'll have a lab test it. we do not and never have drank my well water from any tap other than my RO system which is installed in the kitchen tap. Other than my Nitrate issue it seems like the water is seriously high in minerals or something that eats my hot water tanks. Doesn't seem to bother the copper lines as bad.

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High or low PH will eat anode rods, elements, tanks and copper piping.
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