Whole House Water filter? Will that make the Sulfer smell go away?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by 87vertgt, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    the "helpful" folks at Home Depot told me to buy this....what ya think?

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  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Only if it contains a carbon cartridge. And then it won't do it for long until you have to replace the cartridge. That's IF you have H2S gas that is not caused by bacteria instead of naturally occurring H2S. IF you bacteria, the odor will get worse because bacteria thrive in carbon.

    Or if the odor is only in the hot water, it is caused by bacteria, so the filter will not help unless it is on the outlet of the heater and then you need a hot water rated filter. Or, simply increase the temp of teh heater to 140f for a few hours and that will kill the bacteria but, if you decrease the temp, they will come back. Or remove or replace the anode rod with a different type material.
  3. cam100

    cam100 New Member

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    I use a similar system for the sulfur smell in my water. In my case, it is caused by dissolved gas, not bacteria. I have to replace the carbon whole-house filter about once every 3 months. It works to my satisfaction, but as Gary pointed out, you have to learn more about your problem to know if it will work for you.

    First, get your water tested and let them know your situation so that they do the right kind of test.
  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Where did that picture come from?

    No shutoff's
    No TXT
    No dielectric unions

    :eek:


    Home Depot. You can do it, we can help ;)
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