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    Default Crud from Gal piping

    Gnarly stuff...

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    Default Re: Crud from Gal piping

    Think of all that brown gnarly stuff as the inside metal of the piping being washed off the wall thickness.

    That's gnarly, man.

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    Default Re: Crud from Gal piping

    Is this house on a well per chance? Looks like dirt/mud, never seen galvanized piping city or well supplied come out that colour.


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    Default Re: Crud from Gal piping

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Wand View Post
    Is this house on a well per chance? Looks like dirt/mud, never seen galvanized piping city or well supplied come out that colour.
    Yea looks like it, but no per the agent, I did ask but they said they were on city water. Who knows..

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    Default Re: Crud from Gal piping

    Was the house vacant?

    I've seen water like that a couple of times in old houses which had been vacant for some time, water ran like that for a few minutes then began to clear up and just run rusty looking for a few more minutes before mostly clearing up.

    Probably old galvanized water service piping from the water meter to the house and old galvanized piping throughout the house too.

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    Default Re: Crud from Gal piping

    Looks like a repair was made somewhere on the systems water lines and dirt/mud got into the pipes during repairs. The water heater needs to be drained and flushed also.


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    Default Re: Crud from Gal piping

    John, I think you nailed it. I would also advise chlorinating the system.


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    Default Re: Crud from Gal piping

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Gnarly stuff...
    It is obvious that you are at the Willy Wonka factory and this is a main tap from the chocolate milk river.

    Can't fool me.
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