Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > PREVIOUS ANNUAL MOC NORTH AMERICAN RALLIES > 2013 Annual MOC North American Fall Rally
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
WaltandLynne
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: St. Clair Shores
Posts: 389
M.O.C. #10151
I Could Use A Hand

Lynne and I are unable to be at the rally this year. One thing I was looking forward to is the session on water softeners.

Several weeks ago I posted about being a workamper and the water stinks. The water smells pretty nasty like rotten eggs or an oil refinery. Especially when the water is hot. It leaves brown stains on everything including white clothes from the washing machine.

I would really appreciate it if someone would relate this issue to the presenter at the water softener session and get a recommendation on how to correct this problem. I plan to buy a solution as soon as the research is done. If someone would please post any information here, it would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Walt
WaltandLynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
Rondo
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Omaha
Posts: 6,023
M.O.C. #7560
Walt-- I'll be at the session and I'll try to relay your concern and question. I'll try and get back to you tomorrow night or Monday to let you know the answer and/or cure!
Rondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
Tfthorp
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Greenport
Posts: 210
M.O.C. #8571
I have rhe same issue. I am thinking it might be that at some point the HW heater had water left in it and froze cracking the ceramic lining so now the water is coming in direct contact with steel. It smells just like a boiler being drained. I have also flushed it out real good and seen blue chips which are smoooth come out. Not 100% sure but after all of the boilers that I have replaced I think I know what that water smells like.
Tfthorp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
dsprik
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bellaire
Posts: 5,932
M.O.C. #4282
My wife was just complaining about the smell coming out of the hot water tap. Talking to my daughter's boyfriend, Eric, today he told me to use hydrogen peroxide when I change out the annode later this week. Then earlier tonight, on the the forum here, I saw a formula for taking care of a skunk smell that included peroxide, baking soda and a couple teaspoons or tblspoons of Dawn dish washing liquid soap. I have to check back for the exact formula, but Eric was adadmant about the peroxide. He works for Michigan CAT. I will probably try the "skunk" formula.
dsprik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 02:35 AM   #5
Ozz
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: K.C.
Posts: 11,731
M.O.C. #5980
Here is something on the smell, but I lean toward the cracked liner for the rust coming out. You might contact the MFG> and discuss it with them, there may be a warrantee remedy.
Good luck!
Ozz


FLUSHING YOUR WATER HEATER TO REMOVE
THE ROTTEN EGG ODOR
1. Turn off your main water supply. Drain your water
heater tank. Reinstall drain plug. Remove the
pressure-temperature relief valve. With a funnel
use 4 parts white vinegar to two parts water. (In a
6 gallon tank that would be 4 gallons vinegar to 2
gallons water).
2. Cycle the water heater, letting it run under normal
operation 4-5 times. At no time do you remove the
vinegar from the tank Once this has been
completed, remove the drain plug and drain the
water heater.
3. After thoroughly draining the tank, to remove the
sediment, flush the water heater.
If you elect to use air pressure, it may be applied
either through the inlet or outlet on the rear of the
tank or applied through the pressure-temperature
relief valve. Remove the pressure-temperature
relief valve and insert your air pressure through
the pressure-temperature relief valve coupling. In
either case, with the drain valve open, the air
pressure will force the remaining water out of the
unit.
If air pressure is unavailable, your unit can be
flushed with fresh water. Fresh water should be
pumped into the tank either with the onboard
pump or external water pressure. External
pressure may be hosed into the unit either
through the inlet or outlet found on the rear of the
tank or the pressure-temperature relief valve
coupling located on the front of the unit.
Continue this flushing process for approximately
five minutes allowing ample time for the fresh
water to agitate the stagnant water on the
bottom of the tank and forcing the deposits
through the drain opening.
4. Upon completion of the steps above, replace the
drain plug and the pressure-temperature relief
valve.
5. Refill tank with fresh water that contains no
sulphur.
The Atwood water heater is designed for use in a
Recreation Vehicle. If you use your vehicle frequently
or for long periods of time, flushing the water heater
several times a year will prolong the life of the storage
tank."
Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 03:02 AM   #6
DQDick
Montana Master
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 16,653
M.O.C. #11455
It may just be as simple as changing your anode rod (although the stuff coming out indicates it is probably more serious). If you have an electric water heater in an S&B when you start getting that smell it is the sign that you need to change the anode rod.
__________________
Dick, Joyce, Diego, Picatso and Gustav
2017 3720 RL, MorRyde pin box
2017 3500 Dodge Maxi DRW 4X4, Pullrite Hitch, IS, Disk Brakes, 3rd AC, Winegard Traveler, Bathroom door mod, Dometic 320, couch for desk swap, etc.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Helping hand Jay Bird Additions & Improvements 7 01-16-2014 04:20 PM
Lend a Hand door hand rail repair fix steelpony5555 Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 5 02-17-2013 01:47 AM
Hand rail psomers Additions & Improvements 17 11-26-2012 03:03 PM
Need a Third Hand? 7.3Ford General Discussions about our Montanas 0 10-10-2010 10:46 AM
3rd hand crank Papalr General Discussions about our Montanas 14 05-16-2009 03:21 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×