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This is possible the best news i've ever heard...you may have just solved the worlds energy crisis.

canuk
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I suspect the anode rod is the culprit ---- likely the anode rod in the new water heater is magnesium ---- changeing to an aluminum rod should help.

NEC
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I have a similar issue. However, My gas is methane I do believe. I am able to uncork it in the morning but it is not pleasant for anyone in the near vicinity .... Any ideas?

canuk
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Do everyone a favour and leave the cork in.:D:p:D

JLMCDANIEL
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NEC wrote:

I have a similar issue. However, My gas is methane I do believe. I am able to uncork it in the morning but it is not pleasant for anyone in the near vicinity .... Any ideas?

You will need a methane mitigation system but I don't think you'll like the vent pipe installation.
Jack

canuk
Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line
jlmcdaniel wrote:

you will need a methane mitigation system but i don't think you'll like the vent pipe installation.
jack

roflmbo :D:D:D:D

NEC
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Oh sure. Go ahead and make jokes.... This is a serious issue here fellas..........

Too much methane gas is explosive!

I am worried about injuring life, limb and property.

One little spark and KABOOOM!

A. Spruce
Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

You will need a methane mitigation system but I don't think you'll like the vent pipe installation.
Jack

dmenning
Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line
canuk wrote:

I suspect the anode rod is the culprit ---- likely the anode rod in the new water heater is magnesium ---- changeing to an aluminum rod should help.

The anode rod is aluminum. I think it's hydrogen, because it's only in the hot water.

canuk
Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line
dmenning wrote:

The anode rod is aluminum. I think it's hydrogen, because it's only in the hot water.

Interesting --------- typically there is a chemical reaction with magnesium anode rods when there are high sulphates in the water causing hydrogen-sulfate gases ---- generally you would have a rotten egg type of smell.

Since this suddenly appeared with the new water heater try removing the anode rod and see it the problem disappears------- if it does then contact the manufacturer as to their recommended way of correcting this.

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