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Old 05-05-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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I have very hard water with iron and a bad sulfur smell

I currently use a Carbon Whole House Filter system from Lowes, it was cheap and does help.

I am worried a 44,000 Grain Softener is not good enough for my level of iron and hard water.

I want to use......| a system |.....and have perfect clean water.
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Have you found out the flow rate from the well?
The recovery rate in the well?

Have you tested or had the water tested for the level of iron and hardness?

Softeners hardly NEVER Remove the H2S smell.
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Have you found out the flow rate from the well?
The recovery rate in the well?

Have you tested or had the water tested for the level of iron and hardness?

Softeners hardly NEVER Remove the H2S smell.
SO I turned the water heater up from 130F to 150F and the smell is almost gone

Also, the cold water doesn't have the smell at all.

Do I need a new water heater or a hot water whole home filter?

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I think I recently read in a post that a sulphur smell can sometimes be caused by a failed or failed sacrificial anode in the water heater (?), although I am also aware that it can come from the groundwater.
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SO I turned the water heater up from 130F to 150F and the smell is almost gone

Also, the cold water doesn't have the smell at all.

Do I need a new water heater or a hot water whole home filter?
What gave you the idea to turn it so high? I know it kills sulfur causing bacteria, but also can cause full-thickness skin burns in 10 sec. I just burned myself badly with 160 degree water right out of the tap. I hope you don't have kids.

There are other options like chlorinating the well. Or a trial of it. Sounds like you need to test the water for bacteria, if the heat helped. Not an expert, but experienced in wells and burns.
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Get a hydrogen peroxide water treatment unit.

http://www.waterdoctorjcgalloway.com...treatment.html

http://sflwater.com/hydrogen-peroxid...atment-system/

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SO I turned the water heater up from 130F to 150F and the smell is almost gone

Also, the cold water doesn't have the smell at all.

Do I need a new water heater or a hot water whole home filter?
I just do not see how your answers answered any of the questions that I posted.
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Have you found out the flow rate from the well?
The recovery rate in the well?

Have you tested or had the water tested for the level of iron and hardness?

Softeners hardly NEVER Remove the H2S smell.
Flow Rate 10 GPM at the well head

Flow Rate 3 GPM after whole house filter

Cold Water tests negative for bacteria.

Hot Water tests negative for bacteria.

Hardness is 800+ ppm and iron is 5+ ppm as tested by home tester kit from Lowes.

The carbon whole house filter makes a noticeable difference in the water however it is not like i want.

As suggested by other forum members the hot water heater sacrificial element maybe bad? I do not know what this is but I have insurance on my water heater and will have it looked at asap.
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I had a horrible sulfer smell from well water at our hunting camp. Culligan installed a machine called Sulfer Cleer. Cost was $2,100 but it works
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Sulfur bacteria is an anaerobic bacteria. A hydrogen peroxide treatment unit adds the oxide increasing the O2 content of your water and eliminating the sulfur bacteria. Not to mention peroxide has the added benefit of causing iron particles to clump up for easy removal.
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So can I just poor a gallon of peroxide in my well?

But this is not permanent? I would like a solution that works permanently.

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Hot Water tests negative for bacteria.

Before or after the 150 degree temp?
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Both according to the home tests.
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