COMMUNITY FORUM

nancer1

06:34AM | 07/04/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
My pipes (primarily cold water) just started to moan when I turn off the water in the kitchen and bathroom sinks, not the tub. I read the previous inquiry on this, mine doesn't seem to be related to the toilet flushing. The house was built in 1928, some of the plumbing has been replaced with copper, but not all. The water pressure is fine. What's up?

Billhart

10:27AM | 07/04/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Noise when water is running is caused by someing in the system that is free to move around as the water flows.

Often it is at one location and caused by the valve that that location where the washer is worn and or the screw loose. Or it can be caused by some thing that gets in the line. Which can be a part broken off from a faucett or excess solder that was used and built up inside the pipe.

The noise can vary from a machine gun sound to whistle.

When it is caused by flow from several different faucetts then it is some common part of the system.

Usually the main shutoff valve. But also possible a pressure regulator is you have one or a water softener.


RayVinZant

06:39AM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Sometimes the pipes will rub against the studs and make noises as well. When the pipes expand and contract as you change the water temperature inside the pipes sometimes they will make a noise as they rub against the structure of the house. Usually this kind of noise will stop within a few minutes of the water running as the pipes adjust to their new length.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2