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Old 07-02-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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I noticed over just the past couple days that the water in my bathroom faucet is coming out yellow, almost a rusty color, but it's coming out clear everywhere else. What would cause this, and how do I take care of it? TIA

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Possibly as simple as the aerator being full of junk:



They cost about $3-5. And you can replace it in 30 seconds.

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Possibly as simple as the aerator being full of junk:



They cost about $3-5. And you can replace it in 30 seconds.
Probably what it is. It's an older faucet, and I haven't changed the aerator out in the near 4 years I've lived here. I'll try that out. Thanks
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Just bring the old one with you to the store so you get the right side and gender...
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More likely is a rusting water heater and you don't see evidence of it yet anywhere else in the house.
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More likely is a rusting water heater and you don't see evidence of it yet anywhere else in the house.
Don't scare me, Gary! lol I just ran the water without the aerator, and it appears to be clear, so I'm hoping that's all it is. Picking up a new one tomorrow.
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Faucet tip aerators come apart so you can clean the screen. So there's no reason to buy a new one. Plus the fact that they don't rust....

Put the aerator back on and see if you get rusty water and when you do remove it, you should still have rusty water.
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I soak my aerators in vinegar overnight to dissolve any built up scale. Good as new after that.

sounds like you should flush your water heater.
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I noticed over just the past couple days that the water in my bathroom faucet is coming out yellow, almost a rusty color, but it's coming out clear everywhere else. What would cause this, and how do I take care of it? TIA
How old is the house and what is the majority of the water piping? Is there any galvanized pipe in the system? Even a small piece of galvy or a galvy fitting can cause your problem.

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