hissing noise/high pressure , one faucet

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Old 05-29-03, 11:18 AM
Wick
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hissing noise/high pressure , one faucet

hi,
new to the board here, and plumbing in general.

I have a faucet on a second floor bathroom with a high
pitched squeel when the water is run, also the pressure at
this sink is much higher than the rest of the house. And
after a few seconds, it sends a small rumbling through the
Pipes, no banging though. I have lowered the pressure, and replaced a rusted
out screw on a Utility sink which was causing some loud
banging. Could worn washers be causing the squeeling
sound, and the increased pressure?
Any help would be appreciated. Oh, it has 2 handles and
it happens on both hot and cold.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
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Old 05-29-03, 11:52 AM
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Well increased pressure will cause the squeel, a loose washer will not cause the squeel but will cause rattling in the pipes, check washers 1st, if not that then check house pressure, if pressure is above 80lbs the a pressure reducer is needed, either the PRV valve is gone bad or you need to have one installed.
 
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Old 05-29-03, 12:27 PM
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thanks for the reply. I plan on checking the washer tonight.
I have a PRV coming off the water company gauge in my basement, that I think is working fine, the problem is
when I went to lower the pressure, I turned the screw the
wrong way at first, and am not sure of the pressure now.
I saw a thread with a picture of a gauge that attaches to
a hose bib. Anyone know how much one will cost?
 
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