View Full Version : Pipe squeal

09-04-2004, 05:28 AM
We have a 12 year old house that has developed a squeal when the water is turned off. No matter what faucet or toilet uses the water, about five seconds after the water is turned off there is a sharp squeal noise from the pipes. Any suggestions as to how to fix this?

09-04-2004, 07:01 AM
My first thought would be a bad water softener, and the second possibility is a bad pressure reducing valve.

09-06-2004, 02:31 PM
Since this occurs as the pressure is building back up in the lines I would suspect you have a lever type ballcock that I would replace with a fluidmaster.