Sediment in water


Old 12-21-05, 05:23 PM
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Question Sediment in water

We recently bought a house and it was built in 1959. The water heater is from 1976. Whenever I turn on the cold water there's a slight brown tint and some black chunks in it. It's nothing to bad, but I don't think it's safe to cook or drink. Is this a prblem being caused by the water heater's age or something else? I'm new to this and I don't really understand how to navigate through this. Dragon slayer thank you for the helpful information and to answer your question . . . I think the plumbing is copper.

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Old 12-21-05, 06:13 PM
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A little more info would be helpful, is your piping galvanized, copper or plastic? This may contain an answer. Brown color tells me you have galvanized pipe. The chunks are probably rust from inside the pipe.
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