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RubenX 11-25-11 09:02 PM

Home Plumbing Wacka Wacka
 
It seems wacka wackas follow me this week. The bathroom sink on the new home is making loud wacka wackas like a machine gun... the video really doesn't make it justice, it sounds 10 times louder...

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Rube' and Girl troubleshoot plumbing wacka

Any idea what the heck can cause home plumbing to sound like that? I tried leaving it open for an hour but noise never went away.

Big_e 11-25-11 09:17 PM

Check the water pump that you installed from your spare car parts and you may need wider condensation coils.

Sixty Fiver 11-25-11 09:22 PM

You have a loose pipe and some erratic water pressure... can usually be solved by tracing the pipes and finding out where it is resonating which is a good idea as a vibrating pipe can also fatigue and break.

This is why they sell pipe strapping.

DannoXYZ 11-25-11 09:33 PM

This is what you get for washing car-parts in the kitchen-sink and dishwasher!!!

Siu Blue Wind 11-26-11 01:47 AM

Who cares what it is? Call the landlord and tell them. Don't spend any money or time on this. They need to come fix that. It's their problem, not yours.

wfin2004 11-26-11 07:38 AM

loose washer in the shut-off valve under the sink

jdon 11-26-11 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by wfin2004 (Post 13533788)
loose washer in the shut-off valve under the sink

More like a loose nut in front of the sink. :)

wfin2004 11-26-11 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jdon (Post 13533879)
More like a loose nut in front of the sink. :)


Been called worse than that plenty of times.

RubenX 11-26-11 07:28 PM

I think nuts are where they need to be, but I'll check that.

009jim 11-26-11 07:41 PM

It's called water hammer. Caused by shock waves traveling back and forward in the water. Shocks are generated by an abrupt change, e.g. turn-on or turn-off. Intensity of hammer is proportional to the "suddenness" of the change. Fast turn-on and higher velocity in pipe = bigger chance of hammer initiation. To fix this I suggest the following:- [1] turn taps on or off gently (slowly), [2] lower the velocity in the pipe by replacing with larger diameters, [3] install a PRV (pressure reduction valve), [4] check washer in faucet is not ricocheting around.

spry 11-26-11 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by RubenX (Post 13535435)
I think nuts are where they need to be, but I'll check that.

Are the nuts betwix Rube?

spry 11-26-11 08:02 PM

It's a rental property grade faucet(they suck).
No landlord is goint to install a new Moen or even Delta for fear the next tennant will trash it.It's cheaper to keep putting in 19.95 "no name" crap from Home Dopey or Lowedown with each new rental guest.

Any chance you can mix that water valve knock with some Carmin Maranda music in the background?Now that would be some classic south Florida music:thumb:

"cha-cha-cha"

wfin2004 11-26-11 08:20 PM

see post #6. This is from a Master Plumber who has been dealing with this stuff since 1972.

spry 11-26-11 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by wfin2004 (Post 13535595)
see post #6. This is from a Master Plumber who has been dealing with this stuff since 1972.

Then you go over and fix it for him,I'm too far north.

You're just stressed-out because coach Toterella left your team high and dry.

apclassic9 11-26-11 11:34 PM

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mikeybikes 11-27-11 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind (Post 13533489)
Who cares what it is? Call the landlord and tell them. Don't spend any money or time on this. They need to come fix that. It's their problem, not yours.

This.

spry 11-27-11 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeybikes (Post 13536071)
This.

Look here sport.
Our mission in Foo is to blow things way out of proportion with off-the-wall advise and total disregard for common sense.If Ruben wanted anything else he would post on Horney Dudes with Hyundai Accents.com.

He values what we contribute here and I fell warm and fuzzy about that and so does the Rubester.

mikeybikes 11-27-11 11:31 AM

My bad.

I suggest shoving firecrackers in your faucet and lighting them off. That might fix it.

Tom Stormcrowe 11-27-11 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by wfin2004 (Post 13535595)
Hook it up direct to a 20' diameter main with a series of reducers and a pressure booster pump to raise the pressure to 2500PSI, and all your problems will be solved This is from a Master Plumber who has been dealing with this stuff since 1972.

Sensible! :p (And yes, I modified his quote for the humor)

Pete In Az 11-27-11 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by spry (Post 13537018)
Look here sport.
Our mission in Foo is to blow things way out of proportion with off-the-wall advise and total disregard for common sense.If Ruben wanted anything else he would post on Horney Dudes with Hyundai Accents.com.

He values what we contribute here and I fell warm and fuzzy about that and so does the Rubester.

feel

spry 11-27-11 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete In Az (Post 13537319)
feel

Good catch there Pete,glad to see you're not asleep out in Sun City :50:

apclassic9 11-27-11 06:39 PM

wacka-wacka = cat in the pipes

Pete In Az 11-27-11 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by spry (Post 13537881)
Good catch there Pete,glad to see you're not asleep out in Sun City :50:

I try to avoid places like that...


Too many old people. :eek:

spry 11-28-11 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete In Az (Post 13538790)
I try to avoid places like that...


Too many old people. :eek:

So tell me.
How will you avoid a place like that in your future?Those people have safety in numbers when the vultures start circling overhead.


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