Loud Humming Noise after Well Tank is Refilled


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Old 02-09-05, 10:44 AM
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Loud Humming Noise after Well Tank is Refilled

When I use enough water to make my well system replenish itself, I hear a loud humming noise within my house. It sounds like my pipes are humming. It happens right after the well tank is refilled and the pump shuts off. The noise usually lasts from 5 10 seconds. When ever I hear the noise, I scramble around my house to try and locate from where the noise is coming. But, I have had no luck.

Any Suggestions!!!

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Old 02-09-05, 07:25 PM
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Hi ashleylaborde,
- Did you do the advice in last post?

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Old 02-10-05, 09:49 AM
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I am not sure what post you are referring to.
 
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Old 02-10-05, 09:53 AM
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I believe he is referring to the post where you asked how to reset the pressure on the well pump.
 
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Old 02-10-05, 11:54 AM
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Okay. Yes, I did fix the waterlogged tank problem, but it is still making that humming noise (thanks for the advice). It first started making the noise when my tank originally became waterlogged and the pump was cycling about every 30 minutes without any water usage. The pump is also is working just fine now. Any more help???
 
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Old 02-10-05, 06:44 PM
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Hi ashleylaborde,
- I would guess there's possibly some air trapped in the pipes upstairs. It may be possible to purge it by opening up the highest faucets one at a time while the pressure is high.

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Old 02-12-05, 10:08 AM
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My house is a single story home. I do not have any faucets higher than the rest, but my hot water heater is in my attic. The noise doesn't seem to be coming from the water heater. Needless to say, I opened up every faucet in my home and let the water run for about fives minutes and I can still hear the noise.
 
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Old 02-14-05, 06:10 AM
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Any more suggestions? The noise is driving me nuts!
 
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Old 02-14-05, 11:58 AM
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Hi ashleylaborde,
- I'm going to transfer this thread to Plumbing and Piping, I'm sure they'll have more ideas on how to fix this.

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Old 02-15-05, 09:19 AM
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I fixed the problem. It was the toilet fill valve in one of my bathrooms. I am assuming that the fill valve was going bad and when my well pump filled my tank back up, it increased the water pressure within my system. Since the fill valve operates on pressure, I believe the abrupt increase in pressure caused the failing fill valve to vibrate.

If anyone has a different conclusion, let me know.
 
 

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