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garnold 11-15-2012 09:17 PM

Water smells like paint when first run
 
Hi

I recently bought a house that was recently renovated before we bought it. We have noticed that in the mornings the first time our ensuite tap or the shower is run, the water smells/tastes like paint. After it has been running for a few minutes, the smell seems to go away. However, the next morning I experience the same thing. I have also noticed this in our basement bathroom sink which is rarely used. Any ideas what could be causing this?

Thanks.

oldognewtrick 11-16-2012 01:39 AM

What type of plumbing did they run to the sinks? Post a pic if you don't know.


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garnold 11-16-2012 09:37 PM

Thanks for the welcome! I'm not sure what kind of pipes are run to the sinks, but I took a picture of underneath the ensuite sink:

http://imgur.com/f9kXj

Let me know if this gives you enough information. They look like PVC pipes to me.


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