Sediment

The Tank Sediment

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    onelowflyer
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    Just bought a 16 year old house with copper pipes. It has a 6 year old GE Water Heater with a just expired warranty a month or two ago.

    Been getting black sooty/oily sediment out of tub spigots when turned on full blast for a few months. Thought it was a filter problem at first but couldn’t find any filtering system. It started coming out of the bathroom spigots when they were turned on full blast too. Talked to a plumber who has no idea what it is but says to replace the water heater though he can’t imagine it coming from the water heater. Is this a copper pipe problem, a city water problem or is it simply time to replace the water heater?

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer on this one!

    Melvin

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    Randy Schuyler
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    Check the connections between the water heater and piping to see if they are braided stainless steel flex. Those have a rubber lining that sometimes degrades to cause this problem. Another possibility is the anode rod. You shouldn’t have to replace the heater, though.

    Randy Schuyler

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