I have 2 bathroom sinks on the 2nd floor (not in the same room). One of them produces a cloudy (almost milky) white hot water. The other was runs clear hot water. Could this be an issue?

This appears to be a similar issue.

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    It's often simply aeration. Does it clear up after a minute or two? – isherwood Feb 19 '18 at 21:19
  • No, i had it on for several minutes - but still coudy. I did reduce the hot water valve.This helps minimize the cloudiness (there is less hot water coming out). I know this isnt a solution though. – AlvinfromDiaspar Feb 20 '18 at 2:05
  • I meant if you let it stand. If it's being aerated by the plumbing, letting it run won't change that. – isherwood Feb 20 '18 at 2:08
  • Aerated by the plumbing? Does the hot tube aerate as opposed to the cold tube? The cold water runs perfectly clear. So id imagine its not an aeration issue. – AlvinfromDiaspar Feb 20 '18 at 4:14
  • I think it is fine mineral particles. I see this sometime in one of our faucets. If I let it sit the water clears. I have not tried to see if there is particulate matter settling to the bottom of a container, but I think that is what I see. I use this water anyway. – Jim Stewart Feb 20 '18 at 15:35

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