(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Loud vibration sound

  1. #1

    Red face Loud vibration sound

    Over the last month or two we have developed a loud vibration type sound that I finally was able to trace to where the water service comes into the house in the basement. I checked to be sure that the valve was turned all the way on but that didn't help. It seems to only occur when there is a water draw in the house like a shower running or the washer is on. What could be causing this and what would need to be done to correct it? Is there potential for something serious to happen like a pipe joint giving way or anything like that? Trying to figure out what I'm getting into by calling a plumber out-funds are a bit tight right now so I don't want to get hit with a huge bill that I don't have to have right now. (Although the sound really gets on our nerves sometimes so I may have to bite the bullet anyway) thanks

  2. #2
    TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP MACPLUMB 777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas, United States
    Posts
    631
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Loud vibration sound

    It is your cold water pressure regulator,

    you need to have a new one installed,

    MACPLUMB 777

    E-MAIL
    JERRYMAC@TROJANWORLDWIDE.COM


    35 YEAR MASTER PLUMBER, HEATING, ELECTRIC, DRAINS, FIRE SPRINKLERS, WATER HEATER
    AND BOILERS SINCE JAN, 1989

    281-706-1631 7 DYS A WEEK SALES AND TECH. SUPPORT
    Trojan Worldwide Web Site


     



  3. #3
    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,463

    Default

    have you got one of these on your incoming water line...
    Usually near the meter...


  4. #4
    Illinois Licensed Plumber SewerRatz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,705

    Default

    Its funny to see all these Pressure regulator valves. Its very rare for the water pressure out in the Burbs of Chicago to get over 65 psi. Chicago, you be lucky to see anything over 35 psi in most areas. So these PRV's are strange to me on the main supply.

  5. #5
    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,463

    Default

    Go to where there are hills and the houses on the top of the hill need water.
    I have seen pressure over 120 many times.

  6. #6
    Illinois Licensed Plumber SewerRatz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,705

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Go to where there are hills and the houses on the top of the hill need water.
    I have seen pressure over 120 many times.
    LOL have you seen Chicago and the Burbs? We lack hills. The news was just saying how the Governor of Wisconsin was talking to the Olympic committee that since here in Illinois we lack hills he would host the bike race up there by him. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...,7071028.story
    Last edited by SewerRatz; 04-07-2009 at 10:10 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •