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Unread 05-28-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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funky odor --new faucet.......Odor mystery solved? maybe.

hi...i installed a new 'glacier bay' bath faucet (2 handle model)...
...and when the water runs there is a plastic,airplane glue odor. we can smell it on our hands and taste it when we brush our teeth.




is this normal for any new faucet?....will it dissipate over time?

or should i replace it with a different brand?

thanx again.....mike
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Unread 05-28-2006, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hi Mike,
Never heard of such an odor. They will all have debris in them that is flushed out when you first turn them on for the first time after installing, but not for an extended period of time. Have you unscrewed the aerator and flushed it?
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Unread 05-28-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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thanx for the reply Bubba...........i cked the aerator as u recommended and that wasnt the cause .....there is a very strong glue odor ...i'll give it a couple of days and then i'll retun it i guess......thanx.....mike
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Was cpvc used for the feed lines?
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Flux?

What pipe type and what connection method did you use?

Did you solder copper? Is it flux you are tasting?
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Unread 05-28-2006, 08:49 PM   #6
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i used new braided metal flexible inlet lines , new brass drain..the original p-trap,no soldering or copper lines invoved ..the vanity is new but cant be the reason....this was a pretty simple job (even for the novice that i am )

i never had this problem and this is the only sink with the problem.

it started immediately after install new vanity/ and he glacier bat faucet


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Unread 05-28-2006, 09:29 PM   #7
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disconnect the line to the faucet, run some water in a bucket and smell the water. That way you can tell if its from the faucet or the line. Seems like the faucet though.
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I believe the metal braided lines have plastic hose inside it. Do what Andrew advised.
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Unread 05-28-2006, 09:48 PM   #9
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Glacier Bay is one of those Home Despot house brands. The internal parts are probably plastic and not brass (which some would say is good because of lead.) But plastic internal parts shouldn't taint the water unless something else is wrong. It's more puzzling since flushing the faucet didn't solve the problem.

I'd try what Andrew suggested. If the water is OK, replace the faucet.
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Unread 05-29-2006, 04:34 AM   #10
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thanx for all the responses...i'll let u know what happens!...............mike
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Unread 06-03-2006, 11:02 AM   #11
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Odor mystery solved? maybe.

hi again...

about three weeks ago i installed a new vanity and glacier bay faucet set from HD.

since then, we've been bewildered by a glue or plasticy type odor whenever we ran the water from ths new faucet.

we never had this problem before.

i was ready to narrow it down to a crummy new faucet or the new steel braided inlet lines when this morning i sniffed aound and the odor seems to come from the "runoff hole" in the sink bowl.

it doesnt smell when i put my finger over the runoff hole. i ran the water and it seems to have disappeared!

what gives??!

is it the material that the sink is composed of? will it wear off?....is a refund/exchange in order?

thoughts?..............thanx.............mike
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Unread 06-03-2006, 01:10 PM   #12
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Is this one of those integrated sink/top things? The resins in those things can outgas for awhile. Another thing that can be a problem is things growing in the overflow. Try pouring some bleach down it.

Another thing to try is just stoper the sink and let water flow down the overflow to try to wash things out a little.
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I would try Jim's last suggestion first. Flush out the overflow drain channel and your odor may go down the drain.
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Unread 06-03-2006, 02:08 PM   #14
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good suggestions!!!....thanx!......mike
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Unread 06-04-2006, 12:48 AM   #15
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Hi Mike,
I found your original thread on this and merged the two so everyone understands what's happening here.

Keep us posted on the results.
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