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Old 08-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Hey guys.


I just moved into a new place that my parents friends are letting me stay at. The thing is, the place is on well water, and it smells awful. Rotten eggs forsure. So we had Culligan come out and they basically tried to get us to buy 3 grand worth of stuff I had to idea what it was. I asked for a water report and recieved this:

Iron= 5.5 parts per billion
Hardness= 27 grains per gallon
TDS= 850 parts per million (total dissolved solids)

I am running on a somewhat college budget and could care less if the water is hard, I just need to be able to take a shower in this water without it smelling like complete .


I am a total newb at this stuff and don't exactly know where to go. So any suggestions would help! Thank you so much


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First thing you need to do is go back and add your location to your profile. Just go to quick links to edit.
Is it both the hot and cold water, or just the hot?

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Is it both the hot and cold water, or just the hot?
Seems to be both but way more present in hot. Me and my father looked for the magnesium rod on the hot water heater but could not seem to find it. My dad know some stuff about it and he is pretty sure that would be my problem but we cannot find how to get it out.
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Should just look like a nut with a solid center on top of the unit.
May need an impact tool to get it out.
When's the last time the tanks had the sediment drained.
Should be done at least every year, 6 months is better.
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Could also be the that rod for the water heater is part of the out nipple.
Try looking up your heater manual on line to see if there is any thing about the rod.
The iron if it is 5.5ppB then I would not even care about it.

Simple thing to try first would be a sanitation of the well (information on the web as to how to) and then checking to see how the smell is ... could also be that the well needs a well driller to work over the well with even more cleaning.

Treatment last if nothing done to the well helps.
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