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Old 04-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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I have noisey pipes in my home, mostly when I flush the toilet. When I flush two of my toilet it makes a connecting sink faucet drip. When the noise start, if I turn on another faucet the noise will stop.
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Things that can cause this.

Air in the lines.

If your on a well check the pressure in the pressure tank, there's a valve stem on the top of the tank. There should never be water coming out of that valve, if there is the bladder inside is shot.

Pressure set to high in the main line. Should not be higher then 60 PSI.
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Things that can cause this.

Air in the lines.

If your on a well check the pressure in the pressure tank, there's a valve stem on the top of the tank. There should never be water coming out of that valve, if there is the bladder inside is shot.

Pressure set to high in the main line. Should not be higher then 60 PSI.
I have city water and how do I check the pressure and check if air is in the line?
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City can check the pressure for you for free or you can buy some fittings and a gauge and attach it to an outside faucet.

To get the air out of the lines I start at the incoming line and work my way to the end opening up all the faucets for a few min. one at a time.
Make sure to open up the relief valve on the hot water tank until water comes out. Do not forget all the outside faucets, and the tub.
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Which is the incoming line?
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Let the forum know:
When it started
If any plumbing mods took place around that time

Fully open all valves under sinks and toilets, lawn sprinklers etc hot and cold, as first trial.
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Not positive but I think it started after a bathtub repair. It stopped but started back again.
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Not positive but I think it started after a bathtub repair. It stopped but started back again.
maybe if water was off for tub repair...when turned back on got dirt in lines that clogged in some fixtures????
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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If something broke loose and got clogged, would that cause noise? I will try to remove the air from the lines by turning on one faucet at a time.
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Try changing ballcocks. They have parts that can cause chatter.
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