Rotten Egg, Tried Everything, What Next?

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I bought a five year old condo for college kids. It has the original electric water heater, with rotten egg smelling water.
The unit does not appear to have an anode.
I've tried:
- 4 cups of bleach (twice) dumped into hot water supply side, works for a few days.
- ran max temp for several hours, did't work at all.
- flushed unit completely until water came out of the shower head cold, worked for two days, smell is back.
The neighbors with identical units don't have the problem. What else should I try?
Tom
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On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 13:46:50 -0700, courir26 wrote:

Replace the water heater, obviously.
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Your problem is that you don't have an anode.
Get a new WH that has an anode....

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Try getting an aluminum anode rod. It works better for rotten egg than standard magnesium anode rod.
On some older water heaters, the anode rod was in the hot outlet tapping. It had the rod suspended below the tapping so water could come out. Contact the water heater manufacturer to see if they can help you.
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Does it smell EVERYWHERE hot water is used, or just certain locations? If the latter, WHICH locations?
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