08:52AM | 11/22/06
Member Since: 11/20/06
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I have copper-colored staining in my shower and sink basins, but not in my toilets. I have low pH shallow well water near a wetland. My one year old copper pipes are grounded. I have a water softener. Why don't I have this problem with the toilets? Is is related to the fact that there's no hot water supply to them, and if so why does that make a difference? I changed out the copper flex pipes that supply and exit the water heater, because I heard that soft copper will more readily corrode in a low pH environment. This hasn't solved my problem. Thank you


11:26AM | 12/06/06
Member Since: 07/01/03
558 lifetime posts
Any chance the copper is leaching from the fixture rather than the pipes? I have the same problem in an old claw-foot tub with fancy gold plated brass faucet, and no place else. I assume it is caused by electrolitic differential in some of the faucet componenents.


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