Fixed my faucet and now the water tastes gross.
April 2, 2012 7:57 AM Subscribe
Fixed the dripping sink faucet. Now the first water after I turn it on tastes nasty. What can I do? How long will it last?
posted by Knicke to home & garden (3 answers total)
My sink faucet (Delta single handle) was dripping and in need of repair. I took it apart and replaced all the possible replaceable parts. Now it works great, but I have to let it run for 10-20 sec. before the water tastes good. The first water that comes out has a nasty, rubbery taste to it (I'm assuming due to the new rubber washer/gasket thingys I installed).
This is really minor but it's driving me nuts! Having to run the water before filling a glass negates the water I save by not having a dripping faucet. Also, it's annoying when I forget and get a mouthful of rubbery water.
How long will this last? Is it due to the new rubber washers or something else? Is there anything I can do to make the water taste better faster? Thanks!