Originally Posted by jimL
I have an update:
I had thought the Camaco treatment was working well, until we revisited the boat this weekend. The smell was present though the hot water tank water.
Some back ground: we installed a whole house water filter a few weeks ago that filtered the water between the tanks (which produce those white granules). This weekend we noticed significant lower water flow out of the faucets and continued smell from the hot water heater. After much trouble shooting I looked at the in line water filter. The filter was covered with tan slime and the filter did do what was intended by capturing the salt like crystals.
We drained both water tanks, added an additive and also installed a new in line water filter. We’ll have to keep an eye on when to change the filter.
The tan slime on the filer was interesting and I don’t know if it was bacteria or what? Any ideas? The water is from the marina, is city water, and is filtered before the water enters the tank…
And what was the light tan slime on the outside of the filter?
We use the water frequently and generously – wanting to flip the water tanks often.
If you want to get rid of the hot water tank smell Before you get rid of the tank itself then do what I did. Remove the in/out lines from your hot water tank to be sure to drain all the hot water tanks water. Fill your boats water tank with Camaco treatment as directed. Then put back the input line and let your fresh water pump fill the hot water tank. When full put a temporary water pump in the loop of just the hot water tank’s input and output and circulate the Camaco treatment for twenty minutes. Then drain the hot water tank. Put all the hoses back as they were and flush your system twice. Smell will be gone. The circulated water from your tank that you drain will be a dark color. Worked great for me.