brown water after flushing two times?

Old 03-07-14, 07:52 PM
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brown water after flushing two times?


I'd figure it was a good idea to flush my water heater. Everything was fine, but I'd figure I would be proactive. The first time when I flushed it, I definitely saw sediments, and even had my hand out to see white sediments. The first time, I opened the valve, drained the hot water, then opened the inlet cold water while increasing the pressure. After I did this initial flush, I checked the water, now it's a light brown color? Is this because I stirred some sediments up? It was clear before? I then figured it wouldn't hurt to do it a second time, so I flushed it again. We went out to dinner for a couple of hours, came back and the water from the sinks are still brown. I noticed the water wasn't hot, but I'd figure it'll take time to heat up. I'm going to bed and will check on it tomorrow, hopefully it'll be clear?
Old 03-07-14, 08:55 PM
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Is this because I stirred some sediments up?

Yes.... It will clear. It may take a few days to settle...

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