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Old 09-20-2016, 09:37 PM   #11
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Important part is to know for a fact if we're talking about tiny bubbles - or contamination.

When you set the cloudy water down for a minute... does it clear up starting from the bottom to the top? (that's what mine does) If your water doesn't do that, I sure as <insert word of choice> wouldn't drink it.
Yes there is bubbles but the water from the hot water line is not clear.. it's pretty cloudy.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:58 PM   #12
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I don't know of any other hot water tanks besides Atwood and Dometic, you must have one of them. They both have a drain inside the cover at the bottom, under the burner.
It's a big hex head that a socket would fit on.
Atwood is white plastic and Dometic is steel.
Make sure you release pressure first.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:59 PM   #13
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I flush my water heater every spring when I dewinterize. Remove the large hex bolt/anode and rinse with fresh water using a flush wand. I'm always surprised at what rinses out. Then I flush all the water lines until they run clear. My hot lines are always cloudy after dewinterize even though no antifreeze gets into the water heater....it's still in the lines.
Maybe I'm paranoid but I always run fresh water thru a filter before it enters the coach. Had an onboard filter in my last rv and bought one for the new coach. The filter at least keeps debris from getting into the system.
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I flush my water heater every spring when I dewinterize. Remove the large hex bolt/anode and rinse with fresh water using a flush wand. I'm always surprised at what rinses out. Then I flush all the water lines until they run clear. My hot lines are always cloudy after dewinterize even though no antifreeze gets into the water heater....it's still in the lines.
Maybe I'm paranoid but I always run fresh water thru a filter before it enters the coach. Had an onboard filter in my last rv and bought one for the new coach. The filter at least keeps debris from getting into the system.

I seen a video on YouTube about flushing it. Going to get that flush wand tomorrow... do you know if you can get one of those anywhere besides camping world? Did your cloudy water clear up after flushing the water heater?
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:36 AM   #15
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I'd flush the entire water system and see if that helps, bypassing the HWH. Open all the faucets and grey tank and let it run. If it runs clear, the cloudiness is most likely coming from the HWH. I'd flush that after. But from my experience, air could be the culprit. It will cloud water. An easy way to tell if it's air is, put some water in a clear glass. If it clears after a bit of sitting, it's most likely air.
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I have seen water cloudy with air bubbles on the hot but not cold before so googled it and this came up. Likely what you are experiencing.

http://fwid.org/images/Why_is_My_Water_Cloudy2.pdf
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snip... do you know if you can get one of those anywhere besides camping world? ...snip
I picked up my water heater flush wand at my local W-mart. They had several in stock.
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I just drained my hot water tank to winterize it and noticed a fair bit of sediment in the bottom of the tank. Need to flush that out in the spring.

Good idea above to bypass the hot water tank and see if the problem persists. That would isolate the issue anyway. Flushing will probably cure it.

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Old 09-22-2016, 04:48 PM   #19
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thanks for the help and info guys. i flushed my water heater out and used a tool that hooks up to the water hose. then took the faucets apart and cleaned them out and that worked water is all clear.
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Glad everything worked out for you, and thanks for the followup and fix.
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