Noisy Pipes/High Pitched Sound


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Old 11-29-04, 07:33 PM
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Noisy Pipes/High Pitched Sound

I'm getting a high pitched whinning sound from my pipes any time any faucet is on.

Someone at work told me to turn on all the faucets in the house at the same time and let it run for a few minutes. I tried it with no results.

I read other posts on noisy pipes and read responses about water pressure being to high. Don't know anything about how to determine water pressure percentages. All I know is next to the main water supply cutoff valve is a valve to ajust the water pressure.

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Old 11-29-04, 07:35 PM
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Buy a water pressure gage that connects to outside hose bib, this will tell you the pressure.
 
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Old 11-29-04, 10:28 PM
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Adjust the pressure reducing valve to get the water pressure down to the 60 - 80 psi range.
 
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Old 11-30-04, 06:31 AM
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You will need the gage to adjust the pressure with, check gage when making adjustments, turn right to increase and left to decrease the pressure.
 
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Old 11-30-04, 07:16 AM
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Check the pressure as others have suggested. A simple gauge is available at any hardware or box store for under $10.

Another possibility: even if your regulator is putting out the correct pressure, it sometimes does cause squealing noises due to worn parts. It can be hard to isolate the sound, since it radiates throughout the piping. But unless it is related to only one specific faucet in the house, suspect the PRV.
 
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Old 12-02-04, 09:01 AM
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Gauge

Thanks Guys, I'll pick up the gauge on Sunday or Monday and give it a try. Is there any danger in delaying, like a water leak or pipes busting? And do I understand right the gauge hooks up to my outside water hose faucet?
 
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Old 12-02-04, 09:34 AM
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Yes, this type of water pressure gauge just screws onto a standard hose bibb.
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