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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:42am

Post Subject: water taste

Hi all, Tony I recently had a stainless steel tank fabricated by a pal who used the tig welding process with argon gas and stainless filler rods. the tank looks great and does not leak but there is a bad taint on the fresh water despite flushing it out with bleach seveal times!does anyone have any advice as to how to get rid of this taste safely? many thanks .


Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:19pm

Post Subject: water taste

As far as I am aware and can find out TIG welding does not involve a flux so flux deposits inside the tank can probably be ruled out. However I think you had better check with your friend to ensure no flux was used. If it was he should/may be bale to advise a solvent to remove traces of it. The other thing it might be is any preservative coating that was on the metal sheets, bit again I think your friend will be the one to give an answer. Now, you say a taint and without any description there is no way anyone can advise further but have you used new plastic or rubber hoses that are not "food grade". If so it may be taint from the plasticises in the hose rather than from the tank. Try to describe the taint and we can have another think about it. Tony Brooks

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