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Question DetailsAsked on 8/15/2017

why do i have rust coming out of a new faucet with pvc pipes? and it only is that faucet??

was installed by a contractors plumber when we remodled that bathroom, and the rust is in only that faucet??

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Unless there was rust lying in the pipes which was knocked loose during the construction (in which case tapping the exposed pipes and flushing at full flow for a couple of minutes should flush the bulk of it out), my guess is it was a cheap import faucet (or shutoff valve or flex tubing if new shutoff valve was put in) with steel valve stem or spring which is rusting - a LOT of import plumbing junk is showing up with parts which are not all stainless steel, brass, or copper.There is even "copper" water pipe showing up at box stores and such which is thinwall steel tubing with just a copper electroplating on the outside - not copper pipe at all. Ditto to "stainless" flex tubing which is actually cheap sheeet steel with a chrome paint on it (not even hot applied or electroplated chrome).

Assuming this was a recent install, I would call the general contractor and have him contact the plumber about replacing it for free. Note if the plumber was a subcontractor, you want to deal with the prime contractor, not the sub, for warranty items.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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