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How long to run taps ?
« on: 06/08/2006 22:00:52 »
Water is great !..I luff it and so should you !!

 All Hail to water !!

But when I get back home, and considering the drought (in my neck of the woods), should I be concerned about running my taps for a while before drinking the water goodness [?]

Also, perhaps an explanation into what can happen to water if left in a plumbing system for a while would be nice.



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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #1 on: 06/08/2006 23:37:52 »
Hey Neil, I think it won't be too bad a problem unless you have old iron pipes or well water. Wells need to be flushed out for a couple of days when they haven't been used and many times need to be treated before reusing them. Do you have well Water Sir? I don't think three weeks should pose you a problem, three months maybe!!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #2 on: 06/08/2006 23:43:10 »
Hi Mam,

No mam...we do not have well water...we have mains water supplied by a company.

Thank you so much for your kind reply though....

Oh..are you saying (if I interpret my read between the lines correctly) that you are hinting that I should go away for three months then ?

Hurrumpth !!!!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #3 on: 06/08/2006 23:53:58 »
I think this comes even more from the days when one used to have lead pipes, rather than iron pipes.

Whatever the pipes are made from, the longer the water has been standing in the pipes, the more of the material will have dissolved in the pipe; but the presumption (and I cannot say how valid this assumption is after all, there was a time everyone said lead pipes were safe) modern plastic pipes will not cause much of a health problem.



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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #4 on: 06/08/2006 23:58:27 »
seeee, what I mean Neilsy...they have been bad lately...and it has been tough since you were gone...LOL

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #5 on: 07/08/2006 00:19:01 »



Don't know what you mean.


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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #6 on: 07/08/2006 00:37:19 »
Not at all Sir! You should just make sure if you are away for a longer period of time, should you have been on a well, That you might well have to treat your water! You might consider water witching SIR! It can prove beneficial if one is stranded on an island perhaps naked too!LOL
 By the way, what lines are you reading between Sir!


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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #7 on: 07/08/2006 01:12:11 »
Helena, of course, you are innocent darling..now that neilsy is back..hehe  Too funny Karen,...erm, I mean, shame on you!  LOL

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #8 on: 07/08/2006 07:10:25 »
Sir? Has Neil been knighted by the queen?

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #9 on: 07/08/2006 07:24:23 »
LOL! Cute Steven!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #10 on: 07/08/2006 07:29:37 »
Hey No fair Loretta, Neil started in the other thread! Its his Fault, I just followed the leader!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #11 on: 07/08/2006 07:34:48 »
Huh?  What?  I don't know what you are talking about Queenie hehe

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #12 on: 07/08/2006 08:19:02 »
How can I help myself, after all, its Neil!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #13 on: 07/08/2006 15:33:42 »
True.
 

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #14 on: 07/08/2006 16:46:50 »
So true...I will give that to you Queenie!  LOL

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #15 on: 07/08/2006 20:37:28 »
Chalk one up for ME! YAYAYAYA!!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #16 on: 08/08/2006 01:10:02 »
Yep...I will chalk two up for you!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #17 on: 08/08/2006 12:06:57 »
Thanks Loretta!!

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #18 on: 08/08/2006 17:45:31 »
SO, two days now !!...is ok to stop the tap ?

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #19 on: 08/08/2006 18:53:29 »
KIND SIR! WHAT COULD YOU POSSIBLY BE TALKING ABOUT, AS I AM TOTALLY CLUELESS! The above said water should be fine if left unused for that short period of time! It should only be a prblem if it were unused for much longer amounts of time! then you should at least turn all the facetts on and run them at the same time for lets say 2 minutes, Just to clear any standing water that may be risidual in your pipes! Sir do you have chlorine in your water that comes in from the main. What kind of water treatment is done there in your country Sir! If it has Chlorine, I wouldn't worry at all unless you have old metal pipes that tend to take on some rust in the lines during prolonged settling of water!.......

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #20 on: 08/08/2006 19:03:02 »
Two MINUTES !!!!

DOH !!! ;)

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #21 on: 09/08/2006 03:32:35 »
LOL  Just love you guys! :-)

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #22 on: 09/08/2006 06:38:22 »
 Yes, TWO MINUTES For Plastic pipes!;) Do you think you can do that Sir?;) Now remember, If the pipes are rusty it might take several hours to clean the pipes!:D Older metal ones tend to take longer to clean the pipes out! Make sure they are thouroughly cleaned as improper cleaning might cause some health issues to arise!:) You musn't take any chances Sir! :D

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #23 on: 09/08/2006 07:36:32 »
Thank ya Darling!  I am back from meddling in other's virtual lives, it is now your turn while I have a few minutes before leaving this morning...hehe

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Re: How long to run taps ?
« Reply #24 on: 09/08/2006 08:27:35 »
Supposedly 99.96% of all UK tap water passes regulations.
 

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