Bits of white stuff coming out of water heater

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    • #277104
      Dan Winter

      There appears to be bits of white plastic coming out of my hot water heater. I have a gas heater. Someone told me its calcium deposits and that my anode wasn’t working properly. Anyone have any inputs.

    • #295430
      Harold Kestenholz
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      It might also be the plastic dip tube. Have the unit checked before you have just a few minutes of hot water.

    • #295431
      Selgas
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      If it is Plastic that is coming out then it will not be calcium deposits!!!!!!!!!!!.
      Plastic is more likely to be the result of a dip tube breaking away as you have already been told by Harold.

      If it is calcium deposits it is the result of hard water being heated when the calcium sparates from the water and deposits itself to the water pipe interiors etc.
      The only way to prevent calcium from doing this is to install a water softener.

      Hope this helps



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

    • #295432
      Jojima
      Participant

      Thanks guys. I didn’t even know such a thing existed. I looked it up on the net and that looks like the problem.

    • #295433
      Selgas
      Participant

      Yer welcome and thanks for the feedback.



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

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