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    Default Pipe squeal

    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?

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Default squeal

    My first thought would be a bad water softener, and the second possibility is a bad pressure reducing valve.

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    Default lever ballcock

    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.

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