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Old 12-27-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Why do I hear my toilet draining in my ceiling and walls?


My home was built 6 years ago, and when the toilet or bathtub get drained I hear the water going down when I am on the first floor. The toilets and bathtubs are on the second floor.

When we asked the contractor at the time, he said that it was an unusual way that he had to put the drain pipes in?

Is there any way that this can be fixed now or do I have to live with hearing it?

Are drain pipes insulated before drywalling?


At this point I am really curious as to what the real story is.

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6 years old so the drain lines are most likely PVC or some other sort of plastic. These are notorious for transmitting sound such as you are experiencing and unless you have access to a way to insulate them (not typically done when building), it is something you are going to have to learn to live with.

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Thanks Nap. They are the pvc pipes. As I can see them in the basement part that is not finished.

I guess he must have forgotten to insulate them?
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they do not generally get insulated unless the builder believes there will be a problem and of course, since it costs money to insulate, they never believe there will be a problem.

Sounds like it is a project for when you remodel and have to open a wall or are hanging drywall in the area.
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insulating waste pipes is not usual practice. I would look at runs when building and insulate pockets if I felt they were going to be noisy, would give owner option for upgrade especially where water would hit an elbow and cause turbulence. other than piping with cast pipe ( helps deaden sound but pricey) insulating was other option. these days i wonder if it was mistake if pipes might sweat some, no complaints to date
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Why do I hear my toilet draining in my ceiling and walls?


It "sounds"......lol, like I have to live with it. We did hold back money and never gave it to him. When we voiced our displeasure he never came back for the rest. It was only approx. $7,000.00.

I don't care about the money but I am reminded everytime someone flushes......

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