I have a noise problem with my plumbing and i'm hopeing that someone out
there can give me some advice.
My problem is this. Every time I flush the upstairs toilet there is a loud
rumbling noise all throughout the house. This doesn't happen if I flush the
Anyone know what's going on?
You've probably got what's known as water hammer. It's something that just
happens with a particular set up. I had water hammer after I'd changed a
ballcock last month. I pulled and wedged the pipe delivering the water to
the ballcock and that cured it. You may have to experiment with this sort of
thing - even change the ballcock, maybe.
If the noise occurs towards the end of the fill cycle then probably water
hammer. Caused by ripples on the surface of the water moving the
ballcock/float of the inlet valve up and down and so repeatedly opening and
closing valve. Fitting a collapsible tube so that the inlet water enters
below the surface of the water will often cure it.
A search on 'water hammer' will give some ideas. Try:
On Sun, 11 May 2008 07:42:07 +0100, "dean.brown503"
Yes. Change the rubber in the inlet valve. Just done my neighbours as
he wouldn't and the noise was maddening.
The inlet nozzle makes a depression in the rubber and it becomes like
the reed in a musical instrument. Rather like a low foghorn in the
morning hours and goes on forever. :)
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