Brown Water Comes Out

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-02-05, 07:01 PM
F
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 330
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Brown Water Comes Out

We had a shower added to a tub 4 months ago. Ever since, when the water first starts coming out, the first 'splat' is brown. Just for a second.

It seems the longer it goes not being used, the browner or bigger the brown splat seems to be.

If there is just real short time, there is no brown.

The house was built in 69 and the new copper was installed above and connected to the old tub pipe.

Will it stop? And why is it still brown? I thought it was from having the pipe activity, stirring up rust, etc in the pipes, but why hasn't it stopped yet?

 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-02-05, 07:08 PM
majakdragon's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: N.E. Arkansas
Posts: 7,827
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
SOMEWHERE in the house there is a galvanized nipple. Copper doesn't corrode and cause brown water. It will not go away until the source does. Good luck.
 
  #3  
Old 08-02-05, 07:14 PM
F
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 330
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I'm sure there is a lot of galvanized pipes. But the shower pipe that was installed above the galvanized pipe is copper.

I don't remember this tub ever having brown water come out before the shower was installed.

No other faucet does it.
 
  #4  
Old 08-03-05, 07:05 PM
majakdragon's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: N.E. Arkansas
Posts: 7,827
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
The copper may have been tied into the galvanized without using a Di-electric union or fitting. When dissimilar metals are connected together, electrolosis occurs. This causes a chemical reaction that may be what you are experiencing. Good luck.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: