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Old 10-04-2014, 05:45 AM   #41
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water oder

The sulphur smell makes me suspect the anode in your hot water heater; if it has not ben replaced in a while I'd take a look.

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Old 10-04-2014, 07:43 AM   #42
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PEX is fine and easier to install than copper. It's also more resistant to freezing temperatures. There are also proprietary hoses and connectors for marine water systems. Check the West Marine catalog.

It's easy to treat well water with common chlorine bleach if necessary and this will make it just a s clean and safe as cit water. I did this for several years and had absolutely no water quality issues on my boat (or home).

If the water system is left pressurized, the only air in the system will be the top of the water tank(s).

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Old 10-04-2014, 10:58 AM   #43
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>PEX is fine and easier to install than copper.<

To me the problem with PEX is its on a boat that may sit for a month or 6 ,(unlike most dirt houses) so whatever plasticizers are in the plastic tubing and fittings have plenty of time to leach out.

Just running the water for a few min will not clear this as the tubing is connected to the water tank, and HW heater.

AS copper tubing is common ,cheap and easy to work with or repair , I figure using the best is cheap insurance.($20,000 per day in the ER)

Same argument for running our 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon at 20MPG rather than an econobox that gets 50 MPG .

At our miles a year the difference in fuel cost would take almost forever to pay for a single day after a car crash.

Prevention is cheaper than cure.

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