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Old 12.07.2011, 16:20
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Okay I will hold her down. Who will pour it* down her throat?



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Old 12.07.2011, 16:21
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I could always bring some of my local tap water with me for you next time I visit. It is, in my experience, amongst the best tasting water I have ever had the pleasure to drink.

I've also found that a drop of water in a glass of whisky can really make a difference to the taste of the water
I barf if I drink tap water in Manchester
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I don't like the taste (or rather lack thereof) of tap water here and I really want to drink more. I don't want to add syrups or fruits etc, I just want to drink plain old tap water. I am aware that there are some filtering devices that one can purchase that attach to the tap. Does anyone know if these change the taste of the water at all? Any tips on how I can overcome this silly aversion of mine


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Old 12.07.2011, 16:27
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This may sound really weird, but we live near the lake and our dishwasher water smells horrible. (We've tried changing soaps, nope, it's the water.) Our dishes smell like lake water when we pull them out, vaguely swampy. My husband is so freaked out by the smell that I rewash the dishes in the sink so he can eat (the water out of the sink smells fine-ish, strangely). Does anyone have any insights?
As already said, we get water from the mountains, really nice and crisp. But, our pipes, dishwasher and washer stink. It's terrible and I have zero idea why, I think it is a plumbing problem. It's in the drains, we live in a super old building with questionable plumbing. It stinks like there is some kind of algae growth. Yuck. In the summer and after we have been gone for a while it gets worse.

I run boiling water through it every now and then, bleach, try to use the pipes every day, it gets tiring though, to run laundry every day and dishwasher, when one does not have enough to wash.

I dislike to inhale bleach crap, so really not sure what to do, aside of calling uber expensive plumber, or regis, most probably.
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This may sound really weird, but we live near the lake and our dishwasher water smells horrible. (We've tried changing soaps, nope, it's the water.) Our dishes smell like lake water when we pull them out, vaguely swampy. My husband is so freaked out by the smell that I rewash the dishes in the sink so he can eat (the water out of the sink smells fine-ish, strangely). Does anyone have any insights?
Have you pulled out the filter from the base of the machine? Ours sometimes gets choked up with food gunk which gets a bit whiffy after a while (we're not great at rinsing dishes before sticking them in the dishwasher ).
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We clean the dishwarsher filter and washer filter all the time, yet still reaks like moldy seawead. Like carp.
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MESSIE!
Drink that water!
Drink it now!

NOW!

Do it! Do it to the MAX!
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As already said, we get water from the mountains, really nice and crisp. But, our pipes, dishwasher and washer stink. It's terrible and I have zero idea why, I think it is a plumbing problem. It's in the drains, we live in a super old building with questionable plumbing. It stinks like there is some kind of algae growth. Yuck. In the summer and after we have been gone for a while it gets worse.

I run boiling water through it every now and then, bleach, try to use the pipes every day, it gets tiring though, to run laundry every day and dishwasher, when one does not have enough to wash.

I dislike to inhale bleach crap, so really not sure what to do, aside of calling uber expensive plumber, or regis, most probably.
This is making sense because the smell started when my husband had been gone for a month.

So you pour bleach in (the dishwasher?). Can you describe this process a little? So I can replicate it and my husband can stop freaking out?
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We clean the dishwarsher filter and washer filter all the time, yet still reaks like moldy seawead. Like carp.
OMG. That is exactly our problem too. So weird.
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This is making sense because the smell started when my husband had been gone for a month.

So you pour bleach in (the dishwasher?). Can you describe this process a little? So I can replicate it and my husband can stop freaking out?
Do you use the washer on "economy" setting? If so, it might be too cool to get rid of any bacteria, also, if it started after your husband left, is it possible you were using the dishwasher less and therefore giving any bacteria more time to multiply? It also gets around the waste tube which is hard to access/shift. Run the dishwasher on the hottest programme and see if that does the trick.
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Re: Help me drink tap water please!

I think there is some growth in the pipes of the house, not just ours, since when we use our pipes a lot, everyday, it washes out and then it creep back from the house pipes.

I pour bleach when it gets really bad, not in the dishwasher since I think it would eat the soft rubber gaskets and lining, with the dishwasher I run hot cycle. Washer too. I run hot hot water (I asked the water boiler set to 80deg, so we have more hot water ready, than your normal 60-70 people have it set to, to save energy and moneys). Then I pour bleach into all drains and toilet.

It worked, but not really long term. The minute we take off or dicrease the use, the carp smell is back. I tell ya, algae. And heat and not having water running through too much. Call the regis (or ask your nutcase consierge), and let me know what they say. I will do the same.

Try smelling the drain in your tub, when the smells occurs, really, since that would give away the reason. I think it's some growth in pipes.
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Meisie, don't do it!!!

There is a story doing the rounds today with some Scottish doctor saying that we don't need to drink unless we're thirsty, and that advice to drink 8 glasses a day is nonsense. Advice to drink more water dismissed as harmful nonsense.

Do this it's good for you, no it's bad for you, no........ How are we supposed to keep up?
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Just breathing is becoming dangerous these days!!!
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...fits-myth.html

Worry no more! It seems like they have now decided its not good for you to drink too much water but I'm sure next week it will be different
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Worry no more! It seems like they have now decided its not good for you to drink too much water but I'm sure next week it will be different
They being the Daily Mail?

Could you back that article up with one from a reputable journal, such as Viz, please?
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Is my post, a mere two above the one in question, invisible? But if you require more sources http://news.google.co.uk/news/more?h...ed=0CDEQqgIwAA
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I believe you linked to the Independent.

I mean, really, what kind of a newspaper is that?
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I mean, really, what kind of a newspaper is that?
Well, I was mainly trying to avoid The Daily Mail or anything linked to Murdoch, this came up first. And Viz haven't caught wind yet
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