12:10AM | 12/15/03
Member Since: 12/14/03
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Recently our hot water pipes have started a loud and persistent vibrating after shutting off an upstairs hot water tap. It seems the only way of stopping the noise is to open a downstairs tap slightly. The problem can usually be avoided if the upstairs tap is closed slowly rather than suddenly. The problem seems to be getting worse. Can anyone suggest what i should do.

plumber Tom

01:05PM | 12/15/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Yes, check the washer in the stem of the faucet in question. It's very possible the brass bibb screw has loosened and the washer may not be seating right in the bibb of the stem.


02:34AM | 05/27/04
Member Since: 05/26/04
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I was just wondering if you are still having the same problem? Our pipes started ticking a couple of days ago. It would last a few minutes a couple times through the day. I noticed that if I turned on any tap in the house slightly the ticking would stop. The water heater is in my daughter's room. I'm wondering if I'll need to go into the wall to fix the problem. Any suggestions before the ticking drives me crazy?
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