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Old 04-18-04, 04:22 AM
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Bathroom in upstairs redone I'm assuming with new piping as toilet, shower and sink were relocated. We have well water with filter and is treated etc. There is a strong sulphur odor coming through ONLY in the upstairs bathroom no where else in the house. we cannot even drink it. Any ideas?? I thought maybe the piping? Seems strange its only in the upstairs no where else?
 
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Could it be a venting problem or pipes? Is anyone out there who can give me an idea?
 

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The problem with finding an answer to this question is that the sulphur smell in only in the upstairs bathroom. If it was in the entire house water supply you would get many replies. Be patient, some ideas may come up yet
 
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I'll be patient. Did read ideas from other sulphur issues but thought this was more strange. Thanks
 
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I never recommend anyone drinking from bath faucets.


Just a personal belief, not the rule.


This could be a situation with a supply line that was installed that has a chemical residue in it.


Or, possibly the remainder of flux left in the piping interacting with the well water, or CPVC piping.


Which piping is it, and check to see if removing the aerator helps this issue with the smell.
 
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Its coming from both the sink and faucet and smells in the toilet as well?
 
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Describe the filter and "treated" as to exactly what that is.

An odor of H2S that is only in one area of the building is usually cause by bacteria. Especially a hot water only odor. The faucet tip may be contaminated adn the bacteria have migrated into the plumbing. There could be a trace of H2S in the water coming from the well that unles you spray the water into a bucket while hanging your nose on the rim and smelling for it you may not know of.

Natural or bacteria caused H2S will usually show up at the highest and most infrequently used fixtures.

Gary Slusser
 
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