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    Default Hydrogen Gas in hot water line

    For several months I thought there was air in my water lines.I decided to capture the [what I thought was air] from my bathroom faucet. I put a water baloon on the faucet and turned the hot water on. I then turned a small glass bottle upside down over the balloons opening, alowing the [air/gas] into the bottle. When I put a match to the bottle, a popping whistle noise was heard.I have to beleave my electric water heater is making hydrogen gas. Because it is only coming from the hot side of the faucet. The gas is acumulating over night because it happens evry morning. The water tank was replaced around the same time the problem started. I was getting small burps at the begining & slowly getting worse. The replacment tank is a 80 gal. electric Whirlpool Energy Smart modle #EE3Z80HD055V. Has anyone heard of this problem ??????????????????????????????????

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    This is possible the best news i've ever heard...you may have just solved the worlds energy crisis.
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    I suspect the anode rod is the culprit ---- likely the anode rod in the new water heater is magnesium ---- changeing to an aluminum rod should help.
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    Default Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line

    I have a similar issue. However, My gas is methane I do believe. I am able to uncork it in the morning but it is not pleasant for anyone in the near vicinity .... Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line

    Do everyone a favour and leave the cork in.
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    Default Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line

    Quote Originally Posted by NEC View Post
    I have a similar issue. However, My gas is methane I do believe. I am able to uncork it in the morning but it is not pleasant for anyone in the near vicinity .... Any ideas?
    You will need a methane mitigation system but I don't think you'll like the vent pipe installation.
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    Default Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line

    Quote Originally Posted by jlmcdaniel View Post
    you will need a methane mitigation system but i don't think you'll like the vent pipe installation.
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    Oh sure. Go ahead and make jokes.... This is a serious issue here fellas..........

    Too much methane gas is explosive!

    I am worried about injuring life, limb and property.

    One little spark and KABOOOM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    You will need a methane mitigation system but I don't think you'll like the vent pipe installation.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Hydrogen Gas in hot water line

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    I suspect the anode rod is the culprit ---- likely the anode rod in the new water heater is magnesium ---- changeing to an aluminum rod should help.
    The anode rod is aluminum. I think it's hydrogen, because it's only in the hot water.

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