I replaced an outside tap a few weeks ago, because the old one didn't
have a screw thread for the hose.
Anyway, it was noisy. I figured it was just loose piping since it runs
outside the wall for a bit and was a bit loose. However, I've now
boxed that in and fixed it securely (with rubber mounts) and it should
be quiet - except it ain't.
The noise is very loud inside the house, a mid frequency groaning.
High enough so you can't distinguish each pulse of the sound. Water
pressure here is middling and flow is poor-middling.
This tap was the only one of the size Mole Valley were selling, and it
was unmarked. I'm guessing it's a double-check tap since it has two
grub screws along the base?
If so, is noise a particular feature of double-check taps, or have I
just got a bad 'un? I'll probably get another soon, but wanted to know
if I'd be wasting my money or if there's something I can do to de-
It's a pretty big issue since I'm filling a large tank for a farmer's
cows every day so it's running for a couple of hours or so.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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