I Hear Water Running Through The Pipes, But... - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-24-2008, 11:07 AM   #16
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,186
Rewards Points: 500

My guess is that they share a vent and vents can transmit sounds a long ways.


My idea of a perfect day: No where to go and all day to get there.
Marvin Gardens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2008, 03:39 PM   #17
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 1,402
Rewards Points: 900

Maybe I overreacted a bit there<g>
Do you have an automatic sprinkler system in your lawn?
If so, maybe there's a broken pipe, and you don't think it's turning on because no water is coming from the sprinklers.
Also, I often hear water running from a different location than is actually drawing the water. The noise travels very well through pipe, and sometimes just reaches a sort of sound chamber, where you will hear it more loudly, even though it's coming from a different location.

Ultrarunner2017 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2008, 10:01 PM   #18
DIYtestdummy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 364
Rewards Points: 262

I had my property blue staked, because I needed to plant some trees. I was hoping the water guy would have marked my yard, but he was quick to shoot the street and leave. Two blue arrows that pointed to the meter boxes - Um, WELL DUH!

I don't know if I'll ever figure this mystery out, but I'll keep trying. It doesn't happen much anymore. Maybe it's just coincidence that it only happens when the neighbor's daughter is there. I surely don't want to start a neighbor war, and I'll shut up until I have facts.

And BTW - I was wrong about one of the sheds being over the property line. The other one is, but it doesn't bother me, and I took the free advice of a surveyor (wow - I'm in the wrong business $$$) and judged by where the water and gas lines were. The space between may be considered an easement. As long as I can put my wall up and block their noise I'll be fine. (Yes - these are the "drunk singers" I've mentioned before.)


"Aw! Why does everything that only happens to stupid people happens to me?" - Homer J. Simpson
DIYtestdummy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squealing noise when water pipes shut off wrencho Plumbing 2 05-12-2008 10:01 PM
Sump pit filling with water in dry weather dimitar Building & Construction 13 12-19-2007 11:59 AM
Water Heater Leaking at top pipes Cheezhead Plumbing 1 11-20-2007 09:03 PM
Leaky Water Sound 24/7, need your advice. clue89 Plumbing 1 03-02-2007 07:36 AM
NO bath water running!!! rath Plumbing 1 09-09-2005 12:13 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1