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    well i went to the lady's house with the stinky faucet i soaked all the parts of the faucet in vinegar for a while and i traced the smell back to the braided supply lines i think? i replaced them with pex supplies and put it back together it seemed to take care of it? i install braided supplies every day i dont know why these ones made an odor?
    Mike
    Clark County Plumbing And Drain
    www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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    Re: stinky faucet 2

    Possibly there's some kind of bacteria present that really liked that type of plastic. Or maybe they found their way into the connectors long before they were installed . . .

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    • #3
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      thats the only thing i can think of its weird though she is a very picky customer, but i could smell it and my nose doesnt work that well?
      Mike
      Clark County Plumbing And Drain
      www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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      • #4
        Re: stinky faucet 2

        Good job finding the problem.
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        • #5
          Re: stinky faucet 2

          thanks for getting back to us, maybe you should let us know the type and brand of supply lines that caused the problem??

          a good heads up so we don't use them

          something in the water? something in her water heater, like a bacteria that caused this to react with this supply line? nasty stuff in the expansion tank?

          was the faucet closest or furthest fromt he water supply? maybe by the time it entered the other fixtures, the bacteria was washed away?
          Last edited by westcoastplumber; 04-05-2008, 08:05 PM.
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          • #6
            Re: stinky faucet 2

            Originally posted by haycad View Post
            well i went to the lady's house with the stinky faucet i soaked all the parts of the faucet in vinegar for a while and i traced the smell back to the braided supply lines i think? i replaced them with pex supplies and put it back together it seemed to take care of it? i install braided supplies every day i dont know why these ones made an odor?
            You never said if this house is on a Well or City water.

            If they are on City water, then, the water is chlorinated and bacteria wasn't the problem. Vinegar is not a disinfectant and won't kill bacteria. Vinegar will only camoflauge the odor temporarily.

            If they are on a well, then, bacteria is only one possibility not necessarily the only possibility.

            Which is it? Well water or City water?
            Last edited by Pete M; 04-06-2008, 12:05 AM.
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            • #7
              Re: stinky faucet 2

              she is on city water.
              the supply lines were pro flo braided supplies ive used hundreds of them with no problems even in the same neighborhood. i thought it may have been the water heater but there is no smell in the rest of the house just the kitchen faucet. and no vinegar does not kill bacteria but it does help neutralize odor. the smell and taste seemed to be gone. but we will see if she calls back? but the supply lines seemed to have that smell i dont know?
              Mike
              Clark County Plumbing And Drain
              www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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              • #8
                Re: stinky faucet 2

                That sounds like a bacterial problem. It could be there was debris in the supply tube before it was installed. I would consider taking a water sample and having it tested for your own piece of mind.
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                • #9
                  Re: stinky faucet 2

                  Originally posted by haycad View Post
                  she is on city water.
                  the supply lines were pro flo braided supplies ive used hundreds of them with no problems even in the same neighborhood. i thought it may have been the water heater but there is no smell in the rest of the house just the kitchen faucet. and no vinegar does not kill bacteria but it does help neutralize odor. the smell and taste seemed to be gone. but we will see if she calls back? but the supply lines seemed to have that smell i dont know?


                  hmmm, smell and taste are gone, you tasted it......you are one brave
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                  • #10
                    Re: stinky faucet 2

                    I'm still not convinced it was the supply tubes

                    Maybe the first day or two after install you might get an odor but not 3 weeks later

                    just my opinion that accounts for nothing around here

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                    • #11
                      Re: stinky faucet 2

                      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                      just my opinion that accounts for nothing around here
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                      • #12
                        Re: stinky faucet 2

                        Only thing I could think of is a vinyl liner in some supplies that may give you that "cheap raft" smell and taste.

                        J.C.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                          Only thing I could think of is a vinyl liner in some supplies that may give you that "cheap raft" smell and taste.

                          J.C.
                          thats kinda what it was, not a metalic, not a sulfer, not a real strong plastic. im not convinced on anything yet only time will tell i guess
                          Mike
                          Clark County Plumbing And Drain
                          www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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