09:38AM | 12/26/06
Member Since: 12/25/06
4 lifetime posts
We have all copper pipes, about 75-80PSI. Remodeled bathroom a few years ago. Since then one shower head makes a rushing noise when turned on. After being on fairly high for a minute the noise stops. If turned off, then back on the noise starts again.




11:21AM | 12/26/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
One of the easiest ways to destroy copper tubing is excessive velocity especially on hot water.

One cannot arbitrarily put 75 -80 PSI on a system without taking the piping diameter into consideration

Considering you may have a flow restriction in the shower head besides the shower heads small openings I would be shocked not to hear a sound and possible hydraulic shocks traveling though the system when a washing machine or dishwasher cycles


06:57PM | 12/26/06
Member Since: 12/25/06
4 lifetime posts
So, you're saying I should reduce the water pressure? to what? We have no flow restricter in the shower nozzle, 1" pipe to the house, 3/4" feed lines, 1/2" up the walls to the fixtures.

Thanks for your help!



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