Hi all!! New to the forum,looking for some advice..obviously. Anyhow, anytime water is used in the house, we can hear a ticking noise in one (or more) water lines in the house. Starts as a rapid ticking then as the water is running, gets slower until it stops. Not quite sure of the cause? By the way 60ish year old bungalow.1 Upstairs bathroom.Finished basement. Thanks alot for any advice.Cam
i have heard that before..found it to be one of two things
a peice of solider that dropped into the pipe during construction
and the water is tumbling it around...or a 1/2" fitting inside a 3/4" fitting doing the same thing
is it a ting, ting, ting....when water is on, then stops when water is off? bummer, gonna need a doctors stethascvope to find it
has house house undergone a rehab or had water pipe worked on..its trash in the pipe...maybe a pebbleThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Frodo,
Did this start after Pex pipe was installed.?
i believe that is prepex....copper or galvinised era..
I was only asking if recent work had been done.
I must be going blind, I didn't see your last sentence or I wouldn't have posted. " has house house undergone a rehab or had water pipe worked on..its trash in the pipe...maybe a pebble"
thats cool,,i hate pex pipe
i met a young house jockey, that called his self a plumber.all he knew was pex, did not know how to sweat copper,..the word plumber comes from the latin word plumbum "worker of lead"
real men use copper!!!!lol
Hey thanks for replying. Now that you mention it ...I did about 3 years ago put in a 2 piece bath in the baseme nt and did use pex to connect to old copper supply lines!! What is the problem in your opinion? I could replace with copper if need be...Just thought I'd try pex at the time. Thanks again. Cam
People on other DIY sites have been complaining left and right that after installing pex pipe they gotten hammering, vibrating pipes, just to name some.
Here's a sight that tries to make light of the situation.
Sorry folks got to go for now..
I have found that a ticking noise when water is used comes from the drain pipes changing temperature from the waste water. The drain pipes expand slightly making the noise. After a few minutes the temp has equalized and the noise subsides. It's difficult to solve unless the offenders are exposed.
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what i do not understand is why shepple are using the stuff
ck out its history,,poly pipe was outlawed in the 80's because of fitting failures
then they come back with pex, same chemical compasition, different name
different fittings....aint no way in he)( i am going to put a push/pull [sharkbite} fitting in my wall or a custmers wall,
a plastic tube CANNOT be strapped down, it will jump and bang against everything its up against
when will sheeple learn,,,copper piping...it will last longer than your house
in my business, we use copper only. type k underground, type l above. we dont use m
it cost more, and we guarantee it.
i do not know what i am talking about, i am only a master plumber, with liscences in 4 states....and yes, i slept at a holiday inn last weekThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Frodo,
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