I reccently needed to replace our 11 year old kitchen sik tap with a new tap
uunit and selected this one:
Unfortunately ever since the cold water drawn from this tap has tasted awful
and not drinkable unless it is run for some time before filling the glass or
Any ideas why !!
steveharvey [at] dsl [dot] pipex [dot] com
I'm guessing you live in a hard water area and the last tap was scaled
up inside :)
I reckon it's the inside surface of the tap or the pipes, that you can
"taste". Or possibly some leftover flux, sealant or lubricant is
flavouring the water.
If you do live in a hard water area it will scale up eventually and the
problem should hopefully go away :)
How long is "some time"? Could it be that the mixing is done at the tap end
of the spout rather than at the discharge end - and that the spout remains
full of water, some of which will have come from your hot tank? If so, you
will need to run enough off to empty the spout before using it for drinking.
I suppose it *could* be that, even in the cold position, some hot water is
coming through. If so, the taste would always be there, even after you have
run it for a while. Have you got service valves on the hot and cold feeds to
the tap? If so, turn the cold feed off and operate the tap on "cold" and see
if any water comes out. If it does, that's your problem.
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