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tunaswootz 07-25-2009 05:31 PM

copper pipes
 
i replaced my water line from the street, about 600 ft. with copper flex line and now all the tubs, showers and sinks are turning green?? HELP!! i was told it would go away by the plumber and also the water district is putting too many chemicals, bleach, in the water.
it has been 4 years and it isn't any better. i can hardly get the bathrooms clean no matter what i use. i am not suppose to use comet kind of products on the tubs, but i am desperate!!
does anyone have an idea or solution????

Yoyizit 07-25-2009 07:09 PM

"Copper turns green when it oxidizes."

Here's my general search
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

Here's a link that may help
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Water-Qua...ter-stains.htm

"Green/Blue stains indicate copper problems that could be caused by electrolosis [electrolysis]. Do you happen to have any galvanized fittings in your plumbing?"

MACPLUMB 07-25-2009 08:51 PM

Copper pipes
 
OR YOU COULD HAVE A LOW LEVEL ELECTRIC SHORT GROUNDING TO YOUR

COPPER PIPES ! ! ! :thumbsup:

Yoyizit 07-26-2009 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MACPLUMB (Post 306710)
OR YOU COULD HAVE A LOW LEVEL ELECTRIC SHORT GROUNDING TO YOUR

COPPER PIPES ! ! ! :thumbsup:

In which case a clamp-on ammeter would show excessive current flow in the pipe. But how amps or milliamps is excessive?

tunaswootz 07-26-2009 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MACPLUMB (Post 306710)
OR YOU COULD HAVE A LOW LEVEL ELECTRIC SHORT GROUNDING TO YOUR

COPPER PIPES ! ! ! :thumbsup:

we have already put things on the pipe for electrolysis and we have no galvanized pipes, copper to pvc.

we a in an older modular and my husband thinks there is not a proper ground in place under the mobile. that is the next step.

TY

MACPLUMB 07-26-2009 01:27 PM

Copper pipes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tunaswootz (Post 306980)
we have already put things on the pipe for electrolysis and we have no galvanized pipes, copper to pvc.

we a in an older modular and my husband thinks there is not a proper ground in place under the mobile. that is the next step.

TY

YES THAT IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT ! ! :thumbup:

tunaswootz 07-26-2009 01:28 PM

[quote=tunaswootz;306980]we have already put things on the pipe for electrolysis and we have no galvanized pipes, copper to pvc.

i have an amp meter. the copper comes to the mobile and then connects to the pvc going into the mobile.

i just went out and touched the connection from the copper to the pvc and it was leaking. when i stopped it did also, so there is a repair there.

do i put the amp meter on the copper pipe anywhere or ??

my husband is out of town or i'd ask him.

Yoyizit 07-26-2009 03:03 PM

For every 900' of Romex in your place you should have 5 mA of AC current flowing in the ground lead.

tunaswootz 07-26-2009 04:35 PM

TY:no:


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