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Old 02-13-2016, 08:21 AM   #16
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you probably get more lead from anything made in china that you use....lead is also absorbed through the skin, as many other chemicals...
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You may want to consider getting your water tested for lead, it is not very expensive, you take a sample to a laboratory. Lead only leaches out of solder and fittings if the water chemistry is a particular way, so it is entirely possible that your house has lead solder and fittings containing lead, yet has little or no lead in the water. Only a test can tell.
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I think I'll check in to having it tested.

I assume the pH is the factor on if it causes leeching. If I have green spots on the copper lines would that indicate a bad pH level or still not indicative without a test? I presume they're original lines but I really don't know.
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green spots on the copper can mean alot of things....sometimes acidic water can eat through copper pipes over time, could be bad copper pipe....I have replaced lots of copper pipes with pinholes and green spots...take some sand paper and clean the spots to see if the pipe is seeping or leaking in those areas..
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You need to test the water for lead concentration. When the lab does the test, they will check the pH, but pH alone does not tell you if you have a lead problem. As to green spots on the copper pipe, that is probably copper oxide, which can form if the pipe gets wet due to leakage or condensation.
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