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mlsjver

07:52AM | 09/28/01
Member Since: 09/27/01
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Lately, my water pipes have on occasion made a rumbling noise that lasts for about one or two seconds. This usually happens after the water in the shower is turned off. Sometimes it happens when the bathroom sink is turned off as well. This does not happen every time, just occasionally. Any ideas as to what is causing this noise? Do I need to worry about the plumbing? Thanks very much.

Matches

08:21AM | 09/28/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Hi Mlsjver,
Water hammer (rumbling pipes) is not the best thing for your plumbing although a rumble is not as bad as a bang.This can be fixed by installing a shock absorbing device in the plumbing or more simply by backing down your water pressure a bit.Consult a plumber should you decide on the former.

Iceman

03:17PM | 11/17/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
My friend,
If your shower valve is the old washer type, turn off the water and check the washers in the valve. Rumbling or a bang indicates that the screw that secures the washer to the stem may be loose or rotted off. Good Luck
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