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New kitchen mixer making water taste funny?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by xpeterpx, 21 Feb 2014.

  1. xpeterpx

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    Not something I expected but a couple months down the line after changing our kitchen mixer the water still tastes a bit 'metallic'.
    Thought this might clear by now and assumed it was just down to it being a new installation.

    Is there anything I could try to clear this?
    I also used flexi pipes when I fitted it so could those cause the issue?

    Thanks as usual
     
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    Were the taps UK made? Or made in china? I've heard from local plumbing supplier that some taps made abroad are not suitable to the types of water we have in the UK and the materials quickly deteriote, as I was planning on getting some cheap taps of ebay.
     
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    did you use jointing compound?
     
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    Cheers guys

    Yep, probably a Chinese import but bought from a 'reputable' plumbing merchant on the 'bay

    No compound used though.

    Seems like if you run the water for a bit it tastes quite normal! :mrgreen:
     
  6. I understand that some flexi pipes can cause the metallic taste. Were they WRAS approved?
     
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    Oh, that's OK then. :LOL:
     
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