COMMUNITY FORUM

autrac

10:21AM | 05/18/05
Member Since: 05/17/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
My handy hubby just finished a new bathroom in the basement. Rough plumbing had been installed when the house was built 2 years ago. Turning on the tub faucet releases bright orange water for a full second or so, then it clears completely. Have tried running the water for 10-15 minutes, but still after the faucet has been turned off for a time, the orange always returns. The longer the faucet stays off, the brighter the orange--like orange soda after 2 days of non-use. Plumbing inspector comes tomorrow for final plumbing inspection...what is the cause, and are we going to have to rip out the tub surround or anything nasty like that to fix it? (Hubby has no clue I'm asking. He's leaning toward ignoring the problem. Help!)

RayVinZant

07:27PM | 05/19/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Here's the deal, tell hubby to pull of the tub spout, remove the nipple he used and install a galvanized, copper or plastic one. He most likely installed a steel one. The color is the rust from the nipple. It will continue till you replace the nipple.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

autrac

05:45AM | 06/01/05
Member Since: 05/17/05
2 lifetime posts
I'm sure he'll be impressed when I tell him "my" solution to the problem!

Gary Slusser

08:56AM | 06/01/05
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
A galvanized nipple will do the same thing, so tell him not to use galvanized.

Gary

Quality Water Associates
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1