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Old 06-22-2012, 03:46 PM  
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Oddly, our house has developed the strangest thing. It is only 12 years old and has worked flawlessly. BUT, this week we began hearing a sound, like a squeak, when the water is turned off at the faucets inside.

It is not the typical water hammer which sounds like banging pipes.

The cause? You best guesses invited.

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Install a anti-water hammer device near the inlet from the street?

All my years . . . and I have never heard one like this.


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Check the toilets, I had one that topped up the tank every time a faucit was turn off and as it only opened the valve a little it squeeked. It took weeks to find it because it was in the basement and not used often. You had to be in the room when it happened.


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A plumber friend of mine was just telling me about spending 6 hours looking for a squeek in pipes. They found the cause was crude stuck in the main shut off valve.
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Thanks Neal . . . I talked to a plmbing parts supplier too. He agreed the problem is a failing pressure control valve. We live in a hard water area. I'll cycle the shut off valve a few times to see if I can clear any crud. If not, I will replace the valve.
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Well, what I did worked . . . I cycled the gate valve (original construction) a few times and I turned the control bolt on the pressure regulator in and out a couple of times.

Wherever the crud was causing an issue, it stopped. No more "squeaking" in the lines . . .
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And the packing didn't leak? NICE!! Just don't forget, that crud went somewhere. Oh, and I didn't mean you Oldog....
Don't forget to clean out the airators at your faucets, those screens may get plugged up.
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And the packing didn't leak? NICE!! Just don't forget, that crud went somewhere. Oh, and I didn't mean you Oldog....
Don't forget to clean out the airators at your faucets, those screens may get plugged up.
Hey....I resemble that...wait, what?
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OH, I did get a crusty something in my coffee this morning . . . maybe???? :0)
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Great; Villa, When ever you post a smile it dosn't show up, Scroll down to posting rules and see if smiles are turned on. If not sum one should be able to help you turn it on.


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