Recently I replaced my bathroom vanity and faucet. While I was doing
it I replaced some of the copper pipes. Now the water from the faucet
tastes bad. I've taken the aerator off and ran the water for a while
and it still tastes bad.
What did you replace the copper tubing with? Plastic tubing could be
the source. Or some other changes upstream might be contributing a
galvanic or electrolytic action. Then too, are you sure the water
supply hasn't changed? Wells and city reservoirs will not be
consistent with seasonal changes. Spring run off brings surface debris
of all sorts into the systems.
I don't know if this applies. On new construction when the
drinking fountains finally get installed, we usually put a weight
on the button to keep them running for days to get the flux and
other residues rinsed out. The first few days taste horrible.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
If you've used plastic, it's common for plastic plumbing to leech a lot
of tasty stuff when new, depending on that kind of plastic it is. (I
think the reason bottled water often has stuff like baking soda added is
to cover up the plastic taste.)
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