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Old 01-03-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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Water pipe noises

After I run any water in my house or flush any of the three toilets my water pipes make a wailing noise. Any suggestions? Is this a easy fix or do I need to call a plumber? Also I can not tell where it is coming from I have search for hours!! Any help will do.. Thanks in advance


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Water pipe noises

first turn off the toilets and then check? toilets can make alot of noise when the age, or warter conditions.

then gheck the hose bibs. are they on? if there is a vacum breaker installed and the hose is on but not in use when the pressure in the line changes, it will make noise


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Loose pipes can cause noise; saddle pipe clips will solve the problem of rattling pipes.
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Water pipe noises

A "wailing noise" could be caused by a faulty toilet tank water inlet valve.
Check each, one at a a time, until you find the one causing the noise, and then replace it with a Fluidmaster 400A float-cup type valve.
They cost less than $10 bucks, and are very easy to install. Just follow the illustrated directions that come with them.
Good luck!
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If it's in all fixtures of the house no matter what is running, check for high water pressure, if too high, 80psi+ this will make them scream, you could need a pressure reducer valve installed or you have one that went bad and will need replaced.
Fix it right the first time, so you won't have to fix it a 2nd time.

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