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Old 09-05-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Under your sink there is a trap, this is the U shaped piece of pipe. The idea is that the U holds water in it to block the sewer gases from coming into your house. Sounds like the water in the trap is leaking out and letting the gas come up through the sink drain. If it only happens in the morning then it's probably a slow leak that takes all night to drain out. Look for a leak in this area and patch it or replace it.
Thanks for the explanation. No leaks down there as far as I can tell. I'll keep checking. I'm going to let the building mgmt know about this. They probably won't do a thing though.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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This might be a really stupid question, but do people drink the tap water in LA (after putting it in a brita/pur filter of course) or is it pretty much a no-go? Does everyone drink bottled water, even at home? Just wondering...lol. =D

Ha! you realize that there's a movement (no pun intended) to use recycled toilet water in Los Angeles county soon because of the water shortage.

They're already doing it in Orange county somewhere.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Growing up the water was delicious right from the hose, never mind from the tap....

But now, I can literally gag trying to drink a glass of unfiltered tap water. A quick swallow with a pill, maybe ok. But the taste of the water is unbelievably bad and quite often there's a very strong chlorine smell and taste.
I remember doing this quite often. I could've written this one myself.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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The filter pitcher I use does make a huge difference in the taste of the tap water. I wonder what it is taking out that causes the improvement.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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According to Sperlings Best Places, LA water quality was 52/100 with a US average of 55/100.

The criteria is "A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better. The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. Updated:10/07"
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges.
"Turbidity"? I don't even want to know what that means .....
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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"Turbidity"? I don't even want to know what that means .....
Turbidity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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Ha! you realize that there's a movement (no pun intended) to use recycled toilet water in Los Angeles county soon because of the water shortage.

They're already doing it in Orange county somewhere.
Eww. I'm sure they'll find a way to process it somehow to make it drinkable but eww.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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I can't believe how many people won't drink water at all because it doesn't taste good. puckin' fussies!
it makes perfect sense, something doesnt taste good, so you dont put it in your mouth. it's the same logic as why we dont stab ourselves every day.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Tap water tastes horrible! Drink bottled!
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