How I can fix a milk hit water in a new water heater.

How I can fix a milk hit water in a new water heater.

by Margaret Pec
(Bayside NY usasiesta)

Can someone please help with hot milk water from a new electric water heater.

I just had a plummer placed a new heater but it was not working. He connected temporarily to an other water heater since the house is 2 family.
He hooked an extension look like snake wire pipe and the water started to come white milk color. The tenants is upset but we don't know what to do.

I called an electrician to check why the new heater was not working, and the reason was that the old electric connection had only two wires and the new heater need 3 wires including the ground wire. After the new electric wire attachment the connection previous made to the other water heater was disconnected but the water is still milk white.

The tenant can not wash his dishes or take a shower with dirty water.

I found out in the internet that is not hazardous to health and to reassure him of that i showed the article that said is just air. But I need to fix the problem.

Please help.
Thank you

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Aug 03, 2017
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Milk water heatet
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the suggestions I will have someone doing that. It had been about 4 months and still milk water. The tenant is not complaining anymore he knows that is not an hazard to his health.
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Jul 28, 2017
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milky water on the hot side
by: Anonymous

Do you have PVC in the home/ apartment? Also was the pressure valve opened until water come out as the new tank was filling, if not shut electric off drain heater turn water cold side fill off to heater then drain then open relief valve with bowl or something to catch water fill tank and close valve once water starts to come out.

This allows the air to evacuate the tank, also this does a flush which should be done 1 to 2 times a year and right away on new heaters.

To end all this spend just a little more and go tank-less, you be glad you did, as well as who pays the electric bill will also be happy. It pays for the difference in just 3-4 months or less. Hope this helps, give info above, if galvanized piping, I would recommend a power flush to the line to rid the settlement, this can be done yourself.

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