Hot Water Heater Drain Water - What is it?

I drained the following water from my hot water heater.
http://www.stormyranch.com/heaterwater.htm
It separates quickly with the clear water on top.
So exactly what is the ugly heavy goo on the bottom?
Sherman     
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I drained the following water from my hot water heater.
It separates quickly with the clear water on top. So exactly is the ugly heavy goo on the bottom.
Sherman
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Looks like rust and maybe some minerals added. Normal to happen in a reservoir of water. That is why they should be drained a bit every couple of months.
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I want to know why you are trying to heat hot water.
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Oscar_Lives wrote:

That retort is getting SO stale here....
Why not just give in and accept that more people call them hot water heaters than don't. :-)
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said...

Hot water heater Water fountain ABS system Boat marina ATM machine Easy Bake Oven
They're all "unsolved mysteries." ;-)
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AND PIN numbers.
On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 12:58:07 -0400, Brian E. Clark

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Brian E. Clark wrote:

And in the same category are the telephone customer service people who always ask, "Can you spell your name?". I get my jollies by just answering, "Yes", and then wait through a period of silence while the person on the other end figures it out. (Sometimes wouldja believe, they *don't*.)
I used to reply, "Yes, and I can tie my own shoes too, and next year mommy is going to let me cross the street by myself.", but that got sort of tedious.
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Sherman,
Not sure what you are really asking. As Mr. Pawlonski says it looks like water heater glop. If you are requesting a chemical analysis you won't get it by submitting a picture. And in answer to the vital question of the day one heats hot water when one wants hotter water. Now that this is answered let's all move along.
Dave M.
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So we all agree that from now on they are to be referred to as "hot water hotter's" ? <g>
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: > Sherman, : > : > Not sure what you are really asking. As Mr. Pawlonski says it looks : like : > water heater glop. If you are requesting a chemical analysis you won't get : > it by submitting a picture. : > And in answer to the vital question of the day one heats hot water when : > one wants hotter water. Now that this is answered let's all move along. : > : > Dave M. : > : > : : So we all agree that from now on they are to be referred to as "hot water : hotter's" ? : <g> : : AMUN : : But, aren't they "hot", "water heaters"?
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Sorry guys, but I know for a fact that "hot water heaters" exist - I have one. You see, I've got 2 water heaters plumbed in series. That makes the first one just a water heater and the second one a hot water heater, right? :)
The real genius is the location: Two 50 gal heaters in the attic right next to each other. What's that weigh, 800 lbs or so? Sure will be exciting if one ever springs a leak! ;(

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Call me on your telephone. We can have a telephone call.
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Only if you buy them from some guy in a back alley out of an unmarked van for cash.
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