Re: black greasy stuff in hot wat
Posted by Steve on September 06, 2001 at 19:34:54:
In response to Re: black greasy stuff in hot wat
: Hi Steve, Thanks for you mail. This is a mystery, we haven't had any plumbing done in atleast 2+ years. We bought the house two years ago in Concord CA. The strangest thing is that it is only happening when the faucets are opened full. Cold water dowsn't do it at all, but that of course backs up your suggestion. I will try to look under the house for any repair jobs and have it redone.

: Jens

: : : HI,

: : : We are having some nasty black greasy stuff coming out of the hot water faucets, when opening the faucets on full. This is so severe that the tub gets a thin layer all around and totally black. When we use real low pressure, we can avoid most of it.

: : : Our waterheater is 10 years old, the house is from 1970, and pipes are probably same age. Waterheater model is a Reliance 501 installed in 1991. Any suggestions to what might be the problem. Our local hardware store suggested grease in the pipe fittings, but there seems to be too much stuff coming out to be from the pipes.

: : : Hope you can help,

: : : Thanks,

: : : Jens

: : It sounds just like when you use too much flux when soldering just wondering if you had any other plumbing done recently for instance get a new water service installed? If that's it it should clear itself up soon as soon as it all flushes out.

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