Help me get rid of these green rocks in my faucets.
January 31, 2006 6:43 PM Subscribe
Green "rocks" in my plumbing fixtures: what are they?
posted by chazlarson to home & garden (15 answers total)
House built in 1991, copper plumbing. Water softener, in which I'm using plain old salt. City water is very hard. These little green "rocks" build up in my faucets and shower heads.
This little pile came out of my kitchen faucet tonight; there's a penny for scale.
seems to indicate that it's copper chloride, but I don't get any residue in the sink, just these little rocks inside the fixtures. The little rocks don't taste like soap.
I can take the fixtures apart every now and then and clean them out, but I'm tired of that. Tell me how to defeat the Green Rocks!