Seems that all faucets, when turned on a little bit, creates a steady noise
that permeates throughtout the whole house.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res0g4dr/faucet.mp3 (due to encoding this sounds a
bit different than actual)
I'm not talking about the sound of water hitting the sink; rather, the noise
seems to come from the water passing through the valve.
Usually it does not bother me, since I'm used to this sound. But it is very
noticeable when I am up early in the morning and am trying not to disturb
other people when using water.
Are there quiet faucets? I searched on the internet but didn't find much.
Do you have a pressure reducing valve on the incoming main? Do you have
a well? Same on hot and cold lines?
Try to determine where the noise is really coming from. I suspect you
will find it is near where the water come into your home.
Joe is on to the cause. If system pressure is high (> 50 PSI),
the faucet will be throttling that high pressure to get low
flow rates. That results in the turbulence and high-pitched
Measure the system pressure and, if it is high, install a PRV
(along with an expansion tank). You'll have to decide if that's
more trouble than the noise...
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