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Old 02-05-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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high pitched squeal when water is turned on

OK, can anyone tell me how to fix a high pitched squeal in the plumbing. In the bathrooms only, the hot water valve squeals really loud when turned on. Does anyone know what causes this and how to fix it? Please help. I am good at doing the work if I just know what to do.


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Old 02-05-2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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Does this happen with all the fixtures in the bathroom or just one? If it is just one it could be the fixture itself. I saw this very problem on finders fixers on diy once, unfortunately I do not remember the other things they looked at. One may have been a kink in the line I am not sure.


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The rubber washer on the hot faucet(s) that squeals is loose. You need to tighten the screw that holds the rubber washer onto the end of the stem.
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Thanks to you all, I will give this a try and see what happens. I'll let you know.
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