Noisy pipes


Postby urban1 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:48 pm

We have a problem with noisy pipes when any toilet is flushed or when an appliance is drawing water and we use a tap.
It sound like there is a lack of water, we have also discovered the water meter is not working would that have anyyhing to do with it
any help please.
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Postby swidders » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:31 pm

What sort of noise? Knocking or hissing? In the meantime, probably worth getting the water supplier to fix/repair their meter anyway.
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Postby aceone » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:36 pm

hi.....try turning down the mains stopcock down that should put things right.....your water meter not working wont give you this problem
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Postby C23kW » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:46 pm

pipes not being clipped correctly maybe? But turning down the stoptap may reduce the pressure, which may work due to problem being too much pressure?
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Postby rustyrobb » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:57 pm

turning the stoptap down doesn't reduce the pressure it just slows the flow and can cause water hammer.
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Postby urban1 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:23 pm

[quote="rustyrobb"]turning the stoptap down doesn't reduce the pressure it just slows the flow and can cause water hammer.[/quote]

Thats the problem I think (water hammer) how do I resolve it.
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Postby mfletcher » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:42 pm

if you have a cold water storage cistern in your loft this cold be water hammer. try replacing the float valve with a equilibrium ball valve.
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Postby swidders » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:26 pm

adjust the stoptap if its not the cold water cistern.

Could try to get a pressure reducing valve installed if you have easy access to pipework near the stoptap. Easiest place to look is screwfix.com
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Postby urban1 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:19 pm

Thanks for the replies
We do not have a water tank this house it is only 5 years old
There is a combi boiler when the toilets are flushed it also seams to rattle the central heating pipes.
Any help please
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Postby Stelf » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:59 pm

Hi
I would think the most likely problem is that your mains stopcock has a loose washer. This means the stopcock body has to be removed to check and repair. Unless you know what you are doing you should get a reputable plumber. It is not a major job.
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