Water pipe sounds like a gas leak

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Old 01-16-05, 11:09 PM
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Water pipe sounds like a gas leak

I asked this question below but did not get a response, so I thought I'd try it again. I'll try to explain things better this time as even I can't tell what I was trying to say in that earlier post.

I've got 1/2" galvanized pipe in the kitchen. It runs up from the basement and branches off to the kitchen sink and to the bathroom. The cold water pipe has become very noisy after work was done to the hot water pipe. It used to be nearly silent. Now it sounds like a large gas leak when the cold kitchen faucet sink is turned on. It's just the sound of water moving through the pipe, but it wasn't there before and I'm trying to figure out what caused this and/or if there's some way to correct it.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.
 
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Old 01-17-05, 04:31 AM
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Galvanized pipes deteriorate from the inside. Every time there is a change in water pressure, pieces of rust break off or move in the pipe. If a piece of rust gets turned a certain way it can make noise. You could try taking off the earator on the sink and letting the water run full blast. It might move again or even come out of the pipe. Good luck.
 
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Thank you for the reply. I'll do as you've suggested and see what happens.
 
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