Pipes 'rattle' when I turn on the water?

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Old 08-23-03, 05:29 AM
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Pipes 'rattle' when I turn on the water?

We just bought our house at the beginning of August and when I turned on the water yesterday, the pipes had a small 'rattle' or vibration. Is this bad? What could it be? If it's a serious problem, then I want to go back to the sellers and see if I can get them to kick in for the fix...
 
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Old 08-23-03, 08:03 AM
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Nothing serious.
Probably just loose pipes in the wall.
 
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Could also be a loose washer in any valve in the house causing a vibration that will rattle pipes.

Have the water pressure tested along with this to see if high pressure plays a part in this.
 
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Old 08-23-03, 12:49 PM
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You also can get an inexpensive water pressure gauge to attach to an outside spigot to determine your water pressure.


Water Pressure Gauge
Test the pressure with the water off, and with it running.
If it's above 60 psi, you may want to install a Pressure Reducing Valve, if you're on public water and if you don't already have one (which can be adjusted, repaired or replaced).
Call the public water supplier to see what their pressure at the meter is.
Good Luck!
 
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Old 03-26-05, 11:44 AM
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It ended up being when the outside faucet was turned on and then having any indoor faucets running. Hehe.
 
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Wow. This thread is a blast from the past!


So........the washer in the hose bibb was loose?
 
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Old 03-26-05, 12:42 PM
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Yeah, I just noticed that I never did 'tidy up' this thread when I discovered the problem.
No, it's any hose on any of our 3 faucets outside that cause the rattle when I turn on any water hose inside.
 
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Old 05-12-05, 06:05 AM
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I have a similar problem, when the sprinklers come on at 6am, the pipes vibrate very loud for about 2-3 sec then quite down. Only when the sprinkler comes on. I have a pressure reducer valve installed after the sprinkler T. Any suggestions?

This morning I hit the ceiling at 6am

Thanks,
Neil
 
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Old 05-12-05, 08:20 AM
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You could always water in the evening when things cool down.
 
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Old 05-12-05, 08:27 AM
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I can do that, but that VERY LOUD banging sound is still there and was never there before ........

Neil
 
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