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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Yellow hot water.

    We just put in a new water heater for storage off the furnace and had to replace some piping. We are now are now having a problem with yellow hot water. Can anyone help me with this?

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    Default Re: Yellow hot water.

    My initial thought is that you have IRON in your water, but you gave us very little information to be able to give you a precise answer.

    - what kind of pipes do you have?
    - are you on city water or well water?

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    Default Re: Yellow hot water.

    We have copper piping and it is town water. Never have had this problem before. Could it be from the water in the furnace. The piping we replaced was to the water heater.

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    Default Re: Yellow hot water.

    Check to make sure you got a 'new' new heater and not one pulled from another job.

    Was the system flushed before it was put into use?

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    Default Re: Yellow hot water.

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler View Post
    Check to make sure you got a 'new' new heater and not one pulled from another job.

    Was the system flushed before it was put into use?
    To verify this, attach a garden hose from the water heater drain to the outside, drain the water heater and pay attention to the color of the water.

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    Default Re: Yellow hot water.

    It is a "new" heater because we bought it ourselves. Not sure if the system was drained or not. Will try the draining of it with a garden hose. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Yellow hot water.

    Just what did you connect the tank to? Hopefully you didn't connect it to the piping for the heating system. A picture of what you did may help.
    John

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