Black [email protected] tub and dishwasher

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Old 01-10-14, 09:30 AM
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Black [email protected] tub and dishwasher

Just had my computer pro call and he is on the way to fix my other computer. He said he is getting discolored water (he thinks hot only) @ tub and dishwasher. The only source I can think of would be the braided stainless hoses, but his has the flex copper connectors instead. Do those have a rubber lining?? Any one know of another source for discolored water? This is city water and I doubt it is the problem since hot only. I am hoping to get a suggestion prior to a 40 mile round trip to his house. I'd love to trade my services for his.
 
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Old steel pipes?
Suggest he gets it tested.
 
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Old 01-11-14, 05:26 AM
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No, copper pipes. The city checked and couldn't find any cause and suggested flushing the water heater. It is 10 yrs old and I suspect he is headed for replacement. He described further that these are black oily feeling globs. I still can't imagine the source. I am not a chemist, but is anything in a deteriorating anode that would cause something like this?
 
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Old 01-11-14, 06:37 AM
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Actually...I think I've read something about bad anodes causing something similar? I'd do a power flush on the WH and see what you get out.
 
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