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Coffee, Tea or........

    Following the theme of my last blog about Whirlpool Baths, another issue that can sometimes gross out the buyer is when the sink faucet delivers "coffee" instead of water.  This condition is usually a sign that the home has older galvanized type pipes and the fixture hasn't been used in a while.  All homes with old galvanized pipes will deliver rusty water if they are not used for a period of time.  If the faucets are used every day the rust in the water just isn't noticeable.  Rusty pipes are not considered a health safety issue---but coffee-water can be quite an eye opener---just run the water more often.

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Hope this helps,

Charles Buell

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Comment balloon 1 commentCharles Buell • January 02 2008 09:57AM
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