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Super_Dave

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Posted: 10/09/19 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My buddy has the issue in his 5er if he leaves the water in the water heater for more than a week. He removes the water heater plug every time it will sit for any length of time. For the AirBnB, I'd make sure that it was drained prior to guests coming. My friends wife was getting extreme headaches and a cough from the smell in their trailer. You don't want that with paying guest!!


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agesilaus wrote:

THis doesnt make sense either- Im not sure if my post wasnt clear enough- I am looking for a chemical possibly to put in water to help with the smell
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I can tell you how water systems get rid of the hydrogen sulfide, they aerate the water. They spray the water up to the top of a tank that has screened louvers aound the top. The H2S outgasses and blows out the louvers. In other words the same advice Lyle gave you above.

I don't understand how you think you can add a chemical to a closed pressurized system. You would have to use a meter pump to force pump it into your water lines. A VERY expensive proposition. Hydrogen peroxide would do the job and probably Bleach but the levels would have to be controlled. You don't know what you are asking.

And BTW I was a certified water system operator and treated untold millions of gallons of water.


Actually, no need to "force feed" into the pressure side. You simply meter the chemical down into the well itself, then pump the water out from the water table. We do this in our irrigation wells at our citrus grove in Tulare Co. We meter in chemicals to help slow down the bacterial growth that eats up the iron well casing. Just gets mixed with the water and pumped out when we run the wells. I suppose something similar could be done with whatever might be used to combat the sulfur but the =simpler= solution would be an aerator system. Pump out of the ground, over the aerator, =then= have the pressure pump into the pressure tank. Need to add a separate non-pressurized holding tank.

Hell, we did something similar, minus the aeration system, for the domestic well on our farm. Originally, the pump was going direct into the pressure tank and, after replacing it 2 or 3 times, we got an old 3k gal steel tank, plumbed the pump into that (with float switches), then used a booster to pump into the pressure tank for the workers' houses. Never had to pull the well again until the farm was sold and =everything= was scrapped. Only maintenance needed was to occasionally fill the pressure tank with air.

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Actually, no need to "force feed" into the pressure side. You simply meter the chemical down into the well itself, then pump the water out from the water table. Lyle


Are you sure that's legal to put chemical's in the water table?


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cougar28 wrote:

laknox wrote:


Actually, no need to "force feed" into the pressure side. You simply meter the chemical down into the well itself, then pump the water out from the water table. Lyle


Are you sure that's legal to put chemical's in the water table?


In Cali?! You can rest assured that =nothing= we do doesn't comply with 9,000+ regulations.

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