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        The hot water is all of a sudden brownish in color. The cold water is fine perfectly clear. The bottom of the hot water tank is not leaking. The tank is 11 years old. COuld there be something inside the tank causing or anything else?

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          Id check the dirt content of the tank first. Turn off the burner, put a hose onto the drain coupling at the bottom, and with the water supply line on, open the drain valve and watch the color of the water coming out the hose – youll want a helper, unless you have a sink right there you can flush into (or can run really fast). Youll likely get a bunch of brown crud out – flush it till its clear. Theres a lot of cold water used that you dont really look at (toilets, etc.), could be a load of dirt into the pipes from a water system repair, and its flushed right through the cold pipes, but collected in the hot water tank.

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