White soupy gunk in hot water heater
Posted by Randy on November 04, 2001 at 02:20:01:
Replaced an almost new (~6 mo old)electric hot water heater (switching to nat gas). Could not get the last water out till I removed the drain cock. Then around a quart of this lumpy, whitish, soupy stuff poured out. It feels soapy. A day later, it is still lying on the ground in a small pile. What is this stuff? What should I do in the future to prevent this from forming in my new nat gas hot water heater?

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