Anode Rod or Entire Tank?Report
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Hi! Watched your anode rod replacement video on YouTube. I really appreciated your real world example and your genuine attitude.
I have well water that has never given an issue and tastes and looks like spring water for 12 years. I have a 40 gal Bradford White gas hot water tank that is also 12 years old. Last week hot water smelled unbearable in laundry and showers and all faucets. I thought it smelled faintly in cold, but couldnt get anyone to agree. We had a professional replace the anode rod which was eaten down to about 6 inches. Three days later we are still smelling it but not nearly as strong and definitely smelling it in the cold. Hot and cold smell about the same strength. Water still very clear but tastes bad. So my question is, do I replace the tank? Is there another rod on the “cold side”? I have trouble believing it is the well because the rod replacement helped so much, but with a ton of spring snow melt and daily rain, perhaps there is an issue with the well. Do you have any advice or ideas on the causes or what action we can take? Thanks so much.