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richjones37

11:14AM | 01/11/11
Member Since: 08/29/06
13 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I'm having a problem with my shower I think. A couple months ago we went to run the hot water, and it made this terribly loud what I thought was a vibrating sound maybe. I asked someone and they said it was probably just air in the pipes, and the noise went away. well here we are a few months later, and its back again. We don't get a noise when we run hot water from the bathroom sink, kitchen sink, or dishwasher, i'm guessing it only when we open up that big flow in the bathtub/shower is when its happening. I can turn the hot water on and have it not make the noise, seems I can get about two cranks of the hot water knob safely, although I need to experiment more. Does this mean I have a problem with the pipes for my shower or the hot water tank?
Also, its in the low 20s outside, if weather has anything to do with it.

LarryG

11:44AM | 01/11/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
Most likely the problem lies in the shower valve,might need washers,o ring,cartridge,ect.

richjones37

12:17PM | 01/11/11
Member Since: 08/29/06
13 lifetime posts
Thanks Larry. I know my hot, cold, and shower knob that I turn have seem better days, I've had to take the hot and cold apart before to put a new washer in because the knob wouldn't turn enough/properly to turn the water off. I'm wondering if its just time to replace all those? Is that something thata not-so-handy man can do or is it best left to someone with experience? The noise is horribly loud, sends my dog running and woke me out of a dead sleep last night when someone tried to take a shower.

richjones37

12:18PM | 01/11/11
Member Since: 08/29/06
13 lifetime posts
Also, the noise only happened with the hot water knob, no noises with the cold or shower knob when turning them on and off.

LarryG

12:23PM | 01/12/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
I don't know if you could do it yourself or not,or what your tool situation is. Try replacing the washer and see what happens.

richjones37

03:15PM | 01/12/11
Member Since: 08/29/06
13 lifetime posts
So just try the washer inside the handle for the hot water? or are there more somewhere related to the hot water that i should replace also?

sorry for all the what are probably stupid questions.

LarryG

06:19AM | 01/13/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
526 lifetime posts
I would try just the hot.

williams588

07:41PM | 08/08/11
Member Since: 06/22/11
27 lifetime posts
if it didn't happen with the cold water knob, then it's obviously something wrong with the hot one

BV002734

11:41AM | 12/07/13
when turning on my shower and letting the hot water run a bit i can hear a very loud noise and sounding like its vibrating but also sounding like its going to bust but when turning the valve to cold it stops i dont know if its the weather cause we are -9 degrees need help

BV004720

10:37PM | 06/18/14
I have this from a single handle faucet for my shower.
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