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newhomeowner99

08:42AM | 03/20/05
Member Since: 11/04/04
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Another water question...every time our washing machine fills up or the shower upstairs is running, the water guage in the basement makes a horrible "clicking" noise that we can hear all the way upstairs. What is that?

Thanks again.


k2

02:54PM | 03/20/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I get a similar clicking, which I believe is from expansion and contraction of the ABS (black plastic) waste vent stack. In our case, it's quite noticeable during and after someone takes a shower.

This wouldn't make sense in your case during a washer FILL--but might be what's happening if the washer is DRAINING.

If it's such expansion/contraction, it's probably just one of a myriad of house noises. I never have gotten to the point of tuning ALL of them out myself, even after 20+ years of home ownership.

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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MistressEll

12:09PM | 04/23/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
If by water gauge you mean your municipal water supply water METER....it is common for Rockwells and others to "tick" when in full-demand load other times when the demand is less (like a trickle from a sink), the ticks are less frequent and quieter.

If this is to what you were referring, it is a totally normal operational sound.


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