Squealing pig shower

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Old 10-23-16, 10:19 PM
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Squealing pig shower

Hi folks,

Any suggestions here would be great. We have a shower that squeals like a pig and makes high pitch sounds when you use it. It almost always happens when you start the shower, and then comes and goes as you take your shower. I tried running it for a few minutes on just the bathtub faucet and messing with the water strength before diverting to the shower head, but that didn't work.

Any thoughts?
 
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Old 10-24-16, 06:03 AM
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Can you tell if the sound is coming from the shower head or the valve area?
 
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Old 10-24-16, 06:12 AM
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Clogged shower head causing back pressure.
Water pressure to high, simple to check.
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Loose washer if it's the old style two handle.
 
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Old 10-24-16, 12:14 PM
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Hi folks,

Thanks for the replies. I will find out if the sound seems to be coming from the shower head or the valves. It definitely could be clogged too since it's about 4 or 5 years old and we have very hard water.

Stay tuned!
 
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Old 10-24-16, 04:10 PM
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There is a flow restrictor in most shower heads and a balancing valve/cartridge in the valve body. Both can make noise under some cercumstances.
 
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