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Old 05-27-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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I replaced my gas hot water heater several months ago. Since then I have noticed a hum when I run the hot water. The wife says she can hear it sometimes when the cold is running but I can't. I have not been able to pinpoint where the sound is coming from because it seems to echo through the whole system. Water delivery is fine. Hmmmm.

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If you have a shut valve that you closed during installation, it may be a loose stem washer fluttering. If it is you will have to shut the water off pull the stem and replace the washer.

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It is humming because it don't know the words.

I'm sorry I couldn't resist it.

I'm not really a breaker.
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If you have a shut valve that you closed during installation, it may be a loose stem washer fluttering.
Do you mean like a faucet in one of the sinks or something? I did have a couple open to bleed the line. Don't remember exactly when I closed them other than after bleeding the air from the line after filling the heater. This seems to happen when I run about every faucet.

This is something I had not even begun to suspect. Thanks.
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I mean an in-line shut off valve. They seldom get used and the seat washer deteriorates then when they are used the washer comes loose.
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Now I'm on the same page with you. My apology for taking a few days to acknowledge your reply, been busy with a couple of other things. I'll try this as soon as I can.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:45 AM   #7
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go in the basement when its humming and put hand on all the pipes to pinpoint the location,,,sometimes its just a 'loose' pipe!!

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