1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

July 31, 2008

:213 Sacrificial Anode Type

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:213 EcoTip: The type of sacrificial anode you have in your hot water heater can help eliminate any rotten egg odor coming from your hot water. Unfortunately this generally means using an aluminum/zinc anode instead of the more typical magnesium anode. You should never drink water from your hot water heater. Instead heat your water on the stove or other method designed for drinking purposes.

 

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 Additional Information:

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For more information about rotten egg odors and your water heater take a look at the Water Heater Rescue website at:

 http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/pages/WHRpages/English/Troubleshooting/stinky-water-in-hot-water-heaters.html

To learn almost everything there is to know about water heaters – I recommend Larry and Suzanne’s book “The Water Heater Workbook” published by Elemental Enterprises, PO Box 928, Monterey, CA, 93942, 408-394-7077

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July 30, 2008

:212 Sacrificial Anode

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:212 EcoTip: Metal water heaters have a sacrificial anode that helps maintain your water heater by reducing the electrolysis of the metal tank. Checking it and replacing it when needed will save money by keeping you from having to replace your water heater as often, and saves landfill space.

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 Additional Information:

For more information about replacing sacrificial anodes take a look at the home energy article by Larry and Suzanne Weingarten

 http://www.homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/96/960510.html

To learn almost everything there is to know about water heater’s – I recommend Larry and Suzanne’s book “The Water Heater Workbook” published by Elemental Enterprises, PO Box 928, Monterey, CA, 93942, 408-394-7077

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