choo-choo train sound


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Old 05-24-01, 02:47 PM
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Hello all! In the last few weeks I started hearing a sound from the pipes whenever any water is running in the house whether from the sink, toilet, etc. that sounds like the chugging of an old steam locomotive train. It started out that I only heard it occasionally but now it's every time. I have copper piping throughout. The noise is loudest at the point where the water service comes into the house at the hose bib and at the water heater almost directly on the other side of the wall. Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Old 05-24-01, 03:17 PM
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sounds like a worn out PRV valve. If you dont have one install one if your street pressure exceeds 80 psi.
 
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Old 05-24-01, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for reply

Thanks for the response. Is the PRV valve the inline device just above the shutoff valve on the service line and has an adjustment screw on it? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 05-24-01, 09:54 PM
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yes
 
 

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