Re: Pipe Chatter with No Water Flow
Posted by Reader on January 19, 2004 at 16:41:10:
In response to Re: Pipe Chatter with No Water Flow
: : : Over the last few days, we have had our copper water-pipes chattering whenever there is no water flowing in our house. If we open any faucet in the house and allow a small stream of water, the chattering stops. Once all water stops flowing, the chatter sets up again within 1-10 seconds. The vibration carries throughout the system, so it's difficult to identify the cause. Someone suggested to us that this might be caused by debris caught in the pressure-reducing valve. Does this sound possible?

: : : Thanks,
: : : Archie

: : Reply:
: : There could be a fixture somewhere on the system running slightly, possibly a toilet.
: : Lift the lids for all your toilets and inspect them. If you have a water meter, check the dial for movement.
: : Good Luck. e-plumber

: :A guy from this chat column a while back said that water running in toilets was sometimes really hard to detect. He suggested some food dye in water tank and let sit for awhile. If the bowl shows the dye --its leaking.Could be useful?
: Lots a luck--Reader

Uh, if it could be your toilets leaking very slightly ( as eplumber says), you could try turning them off at the valves to test for chatter with toilets "off". I know you have probably been there and done that but some times one doesn't think of the obvious. Jusy trying to help---Reader
AS an alternative to the dye test.


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