COMMUNITY FORUM

revbuzz

06:58PM | 08/23/05
Member Since: 08/22/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
several times a week we get a LOUD roaring sound from our pipes. It is usually when either the washer or dishwasher is going and another water line is opened (i.e. shower, faucet). Sometimes turning on the cold water on a sink near the washer will stop it.

Any solutions out there????

RayVinZant

04:28AM | 08/29/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
The first is in the toilet, this is typically the fill valve. When the fill valve diaphram gasket inside the top cap of the fill valve goes bad, it looses its elastisity. The softness that once allowed it to form around the shut off seat inside the valve and shut off the water completely, is gone. The gasket becomes hard like a superball. When it tries to shut off, it bounces in micro vibrations sending a shock wave back into the piping. It vibrates with a similar pattern to a tuba players lips. Since the piping is metal, like an instrument, it creates a sound very much like a trumpet. Replace the fill valve if it is the offending part, (they are relatively inexpensive) and the noise from the toilet will quit. You can test this by taking the cover off the toilet and lifting up on the fill valve float. If the noise stops then you have found your problem.

Pipes can make noises for a lot of reasons. Since pipes are made of metal, they transmit sound throughout their length. As water flows through the system, it flows over obstructions and around turns...when it does this, it creates eddies in the water. These can be rythmic depending on the speed of the water. When they reach a certain pitch, they cause the piping to begin vibrating in harmonic reaction to the wave created inside the pipe. In order to stop the noise created, you have to remove the offending part or debris that's causing the water to fluxuate.

In addition you have expansion and contraction. Water either heats or cools the pipe, since the pipe is in holes inside the studs, when it expands it rubs against the wood, sometimes this noise will sound like a groaning.

If I had to bet though, Id check the toilet first.

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

All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... 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... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2