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leecrowley

09:21AM | 03/13/06
Member Since: 03/12/06
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I live in a 10 year-old house. Just in the past week, my faucet in the master bath has a sour, metallic smell for the initial 3-5 seconds of turning it on. It's a "one-knob" faucet. It only occurs from this faucet. My wife's faucet (3 feet away) is actually connected to the same water lines as my faucet, but she gets no odor. Any ideas about the cause?

Thanks

Plumbill

11:38AM | 03/15/06
Member Since: 03/09/06
5 lifetime posts
There are three things you can do to try and remove the smell:

Remove the areator clean and bleach it.

Remove the faucet soak in Iron Out for 24 hours and reinstall.

Last, if the above does not work replace the faucet.

Safe plumbing brings life and health giving water into our homes, business, hospitals and takes away death and disease causing waste.

Sylvan

12:05PM | 03/15/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1455 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Are you sure it is the faucet and not a smell coming from the sinks over flow?

Try pouring a pot of water down this sink (Get the water from a different location) and see if the smell appears

leecrowley

10:32AM | 03/16/06
Member Since: 03/12/06
2 lifetime posts
I saw this possibility in a previous post, so I tried covering the overflow hole.....same smell. I tried plugging the drain.....same smell. I even tried catching the initial water in a cup and taking it in another room before smelling.....same smell.

I'll try the recommendations from the other reply and see if that works.

Thanks

Sylvan

06:05AM | 03/17/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1455 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Good luck

Billhart

07:28AM | 03/17/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Is it only the hot water or also the cold water? And does it go away after a few sections. Are you on a well.

Under certain circumstances with iron in the water and a harmless bacteria hot water can produce a sulfer smell.

From reading different complaints like yours it APPEARS that in some cases it will only produce a very small amount and that only collects at one place do to how the plumbing is aranged.


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