Sulfur/chemical smell/taste from 1 sink only??

bgaviatorMay 30, 2012

We have 1 particular sink in our basement bathroom that when you first run the water for the day, or at night if it hasn't been running for a few hours, that the water smells sulfury and very nasty tasting. If you let it run for 10 seconds, it tastes fine. It is only this 1 sink though that does this.....no sulfur smell from the showers, or other sinks. What is happening? We have well-water.

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justalurker

Smell from hot and cold or just hot or just cold?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 1:23PM
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weedmeister

Well or city water?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 4:22PM
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justalurker

weedmeister,

The OP clearly posted "We have well-water"

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 5:14PM
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bgaviator

well water....and i have never tried seeing if it came from the hot side....but i always notice it on the cold side when I go to brush my teeth or take my meds. It goes away after about 10 seconds of letting the water run. But it makes no sense that it really seems to only be coming from this one sink.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 7:04PM
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justalurker

Again... need to know if hot and cold or only hot or only cold water smells.

When was the last time you had your well water tested?

Is there any water treatment hardware installed?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 7:21PM
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bgaviator

sorry for my delayed response....I sampled both hot and cold water side....and strangely, it only comes from the cold water faucet! Is the plastic line tubing leaching something bad into the water that's in the line? That line is longer length because of where the pipe came into the wall, so there is a little bit that hangs down and would hold residual water....hmmmm

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 5:18AM
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bgaviator

Well we finally fixed the problem by changing the cold water inlet line to a flexible stainless steel type line. The plastic line had to be leeching something into the residual water. This is very disturbing to me. I am halfway tempted to say something to Lowes about it.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 5:16AM
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