02:12PM | 01/24/07
Member Since: 07/07/06
75 lifetime posts
For over a year when we used water ( sink, toilet, dishwasher, etc) we heard a chain saw like noise in the basement wall where the water supply entered the house.

We could never figure out the problem but we suspected a problem with the shutoff handle.

This week I installed a new Toto toilet in the basement ( a replacement for a 20 year American Standard toilet) and the noise in the wall no longer exists.

Does this make sense that the old toilet caused the problem.



05:32AM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1455 lifetime posts
Many ball cocks when their washers are giving up the ghost make a sound like a 22 cal machine gun going off VERY COMMON


05:39AM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 07/07/06
75 lifetime posts

I am happy the noise is gone. I can see what you saying and it makes sense. But still not sure why I had the noise if I was using the hose outside.

I guess I will leave this alone.

on to the next problem


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