new bathroom taps - smell of bad eggs-help!

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by chrisbrankin, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. chrisbrankin

    chrisbrankin New Member

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    hi

    i had a new bathroom installed a few weeks ago, complete renovation, new pipes etc.

    i now get a strong bed egg smell when the hot water SINK tap is turned on after not using for an hour or so (ONLY the sink, bath next to it has no problems!?*)

    the smell lasts for about 20 seconds and then clears

    there is a much less noticeable smell from the cold sink tap

    it is defiinitely not a drain problem

    if i leave the taps just dripping overnight - no smell in the morning

    i hope someone can help because i have run out of ideas and so has everyone else!

    thanks in advance for any suggestions
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Do you know what type of water pipe your house is plumbed with and did they use the same type / kind of pipe for the new bathroom?
  3. chrisbrankin

    chrisbrankin New Member

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    hi cass
    thanks for reply
    they plumbed new copper pipe onto the old copper pipe, for the last metre to the taps they used white braided plastic with chrome end pieces to connect to the copper and tap.
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If it's the lav faucet with flex supplies, consider changing them.

    I know someone that after replacing a kitchen faucet had a taste problem. Before the faucet had been replaced, they had been drinking from it all the time. They gave up on it for some time though, buying bottled water at the grocery store. It was the only faucet in the house that had bad taste.

    Changed out the supplies, and the water was fine again.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2006
  5. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Im with Terry. Replace the supply lines with braded stainless steel ones.
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