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ilyaz 04-20-2010 10:06 AM

taste of chlorine in water from newly installed kitchen faucet
 
We just finished our kitchen renovation that included installing a new sink, disposer and faucet. We noticed that hot water coming out of the new faucet has a strong chlorine taste. Cold water seems to be fine. Does this mean that there is some chlorine in the new faucet and/or pipes/hoses? Why is it only hot water that has this taste? How do we get rid or it?

thanks much!

Redwood 04-20-2010 11:03 AM

Get a hot water dispenser.
The difference between a water heater and a hot water dispenser is that hot water from the water heater is stored under pressure. As soon as it leaves the faucet it is no longer under pressure and gases in the water will immediately liberate. Hot water dispensers are not under pressure and gases will have already been liberated before dispensing.

ilyaz 04-20-2010 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Redwood (Post 43861)
Get a hot water dispenser.
The difference between a water heater and a hot water dispenser is that hot water from the water heater is stored under pressure. As soon as it leaves the faucet it is no longer under pressure and gases in the water will immediately liberate. Hot water dispensers are not under pressure and gases will have already been liberated before dispensing.

I am curious why we did not have this problem with our old faucet...

Is there any way to liberate the gases without using a dispenser?

Redwood 04-20-2010 05:52 PM

It could be as simple as a different aerator but seriously you don't want to drink hot water out of the tap anyway... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/health/29real.html

Cork-Guy 04-20-2010 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Redwood (Post 43876)
It could be as simple as a different aerator but seriously you don't want to drink hot water out of the tap anyway... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/health/29real.html

Hmmmmm...... good read @ the NY Times... and a big :eek:

handyguys 04-21-2010 09:48 AM

redwood - I have had the question come up to me before too.

"why does the water taste different when coming from a new faucet?" I have observed almost a soapy sudsy condition coming from a new tap with a funny taste. This was not happening with the old. Aerator? Aerator in combination with residue from manufacturing? Pipe dope in the supply line? Very curious, especially months after install.

Follow-up conversations may have shed light on it. The sudsy condition is just the aerator the taste was possibly manufacturing residue but also psycho semantic. When something looks different it also seems to taste different when in reality it probably doesn't. The particular owner of that faucet doesn't taste anything unusual anymore (or they are used to it) :eek:


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