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    I can't tell from the photos, but what you describe is called " Mineral deposits".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Eastman View Post
    My mind is dumping, whats' the techno-geek term for the white substance around the plumbing fitting to indicate water seepage?

    And should faucets supply line should be properly supported and protected from physical damage?

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    I may be wrong, but isn't effervescence a white powdery substance found on concrete walls (usually fuzzy looking)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    I may be wrong, but isn't effervescence a white powdery substance found on concrete walls (usually fuzzy looking)?
    Effervescence what you get in a glass of water when you drop two alka-seltzer in it.

    Efflorescence is the white powdery substance on concrete and leaky pipes. The white stuff is the minerals in the water that remain behind after the water evaporates.

    Jeff - my techno-geek term for the stuff in your photo is "a leak".

    Last edited by Brandon Chew; 11-19-2007 at 04:55 PM.

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    Brandon,

    Thanks. It always rubs me the wrong way when someone uses effervescence when they mean efflorescence. Effervescent can also be used to describe a bubbly personality.

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