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    Jason Brightwell is offline Senior Member
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    Default Letting tap water run before using it--thoughts?

    I use the tap water first thing when it comes out of the faucet, but my friend recommended letting it run for about 30 seconds because the water that first comes out has chemicals/deposits that have seaped into it from the pipes.

    Any validity to this?

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    rock_ten is offline Senior Member
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    Default Letting tap water run before using it--thoughts?

    I always give it a few seconds at least - usually until it feels cold. Especially after a long time of it being stationary, like in the morning.

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    Default Can't hurt, could help

    I do it. Of course the quality of the water is what really matters, but if there's something in the pipe, the first few seconds might be able to clear it out.

    SB

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    Default Letting tap water run before using it--thoughts?

    Just get an Aquasana water purifier. It tastes better than the best bottled stuff and it fits under the sink.

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    dkaler is offline Senior Member
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    Default Letting tap water run before using it--thoughts?

    I think it's mainly an issue with old plumbing / pipes that have lead in the solder that's used to connect the pipes. Here's a website to check out:

    http://www.leadpro.com/factsheet.html

    Copper pipes might be an issue - if they're joined with lead based solder. I'm not even sure if copper pipes are an issue - it may be for even older plumbing (something pre-dating copper pipes ?) Anyway, if it's PVC plumbing you shouldn't need to let the water run.

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