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Old 11-08-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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1977 27' Overlander
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Scale from Kitchen faucet

My 77 Overlander is spitting large amounts of green metalic scale from the kitchen faucet. I know this stuff is metalic because it will sit in the bottom of a dish or the sink will barely rinse off the surfaces. Don't have this problem in the bathroom. This stuff will plug up the aireator in a heart beat.

The single handle faucet doesn't supply any hot water and I'm wondering if it's just the cartridge? I have a replacement but haven't installed as I'd like to not have a rats nest project on my hands w/o feed back from this forum.


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Old 11-08-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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green scale

I think the water heater needs to be flushed, then the lines , then the faucet may need to be disassembled. this is classic heated water scale build-up. I get a little each season, and I flush out each season. it is standard hard water + dissimalar metal oxidation.
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