Unidentified "Squeak" Pipe Noise - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Unidentified "Squeak" Pipe Noise

Hi all - Newcomer here. My wife and I recently moved into a new construction home that has the "endless" hot water system (i.e., not the standard hot water tank). It's a big square box in our basement.

The basement is furnished and we have a guest room down there. Unfortunately, there is a loud "squeak" noise that appears to be coming from inside the wall from sort of pipe. It is related to the water system, as it happens when the system runs or shortly thereafter. The sound emanates near the water system (within 10-15 feet or so) but not at the system itself. It happens pretty regularly, and we don't want guests in our home to be bothered by it if they are sleeping in the guest room.

I created a video where you can hear the squeak twice, once right when the video starts at about 1 second in. Then, you can hear it again at the 0:36 point. You can hear the water system turn on at around 0:31. There are also some other noises at 0:20 and 0:29 and 0:35. Seems like a lot of noise for 39 seconds. Is that normal? The squeak is definitely the worst one, and the one we want to eliminate - what is that??

Here is the video on YouTube, any help would be much appreciated!!


newhomeownerchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 34,579
Rewards Points: 14,290

Not going to take the time to watch the vidio but most often it's the plumbing expanding and dragging on something, loose clamp, hole bored to small ECT. I'd be calling the builder and let them fix it.


joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,646
Rewards Points: 1,000

like joe said probably a pipe rubbing against a stud when it gets hot and expands.
DannyT 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
How to stop sump pump discharge pipe freezing??? relbeig Plumbing 8 11-12-2012 12:03 PM
well pipe problem, help... thetimelord4 Plumbing 1 03-24-2012 11:51 AM
anybody want to clear something up for me? Pressure bfan781 Plumbing 10 06-12-2011 06:52 PM
Exterior Furnace exhaust vent pipe NeedHomeRepair HVAC 1 12-20-2010 05:17 PM
Upstairs toilet pipe noise bliss Plumbing 8 01-10-2008 07:55 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1