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New plumbing?
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~Lenore    Posted 08-29-2003 at 19:33:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Today my son Hog Hunter took my old bathroom lavatory plumbing out. He installed new facets, water connections with turnoff valves and a new drain pipe. The old ones were at least 20 years old and had not been installed right.

My question; I brushed my teeth this afternoon and the water tasted weird. Is this to be expected? How long will it take for it to taste "normal" again? I may be just missing the delicious mineral deposits that lined the old pipes?

Ron/PA    Posted 08-30-2003 at 05:07:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore, depending on what he installed, you may be tasting residue from the copper pipe as well as flux and solder. If everything was replaced with plastic, then you may well be tasting plastic and sealants. In either case, it will take a while to get back to normal. Until you don't notice the difference any longer, be sure to let the water run for at least 30 seconds before you fill your glass. That water that is trapped in the new plumbing for hours on end will take on the taste of whatever material it is made of, until you get a coating of your particular minerals on the inside.
Have a great weekend

Maggie/Tx    Posted 08-30-2003 at 00:45:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
That taste is Clean Pipes. Gonna take some getting used to. I know the bottled water tastes funny to me after drinking the water out of the tap here.

DC's idea of running the water a while is a good one. Sometimes, they coat new stuff with a protective coating of lord knows what.

deadcarp    Posted 08-30-2003 at 00:05:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
does it taste like plumber's putty? he mighta got too much in there - run the water a couple minutes and see if it's better.

He may have....    Posted 08-29-2003 at 20:16:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
used yer toothbrush to do some

Which would be,,    Posted 08-30-2003 at 05:01:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Marginally better than using the toilet brush,,,,

~Lenore    Posted 08-30-2003 at 07:13:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Toilet brush!!?? tooth brush? maybe it is time to invest a dollar in a new one. ;-)

I think he only used teflon tape;
the new stuff is all plastic or
that white stuff (cant think of the correct name now).
PCV or PVC??
It sure does look nice and works great.
I wish I'd mentioned it to him sooner.
I told him I was going to have to call a plumber;
he said I'll do it.

Maggie, that bottled water tastes funny to me, too.
I just re-use the bottles to bottle my own tap water.

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