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    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 ***... the video really doesn't make it justice, it sounds 10 times louder...



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

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

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    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.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    loose washer in the shut-off valve under the sink

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfin2004 View Post
    loose washer in the shut-off valve under the sink
    More like a loose nut in front of the sink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    More like a loose nut in front of the sink.

    Been called worse than that plenty of times.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I think nuts are where they need to be, but I'll check that.
    Are the nuts betwix Rube?
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    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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfin2004 View Post
    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.

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    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    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.
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    My bad.

    I suggest shoving firecrackers in your faucet and lighting them off. That might fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfin2004 View Post
    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! (And yes, I modified his quote for the humor)
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete In Az View Post
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    Good catch there Pete,glad to see you're not asleep out in Sun City
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    wacka-wacka = cat in the pipes
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Good catch there Pete,glad to see you're not asleep out in Sun City
    I try to avoid places like that...


    Too many old people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete In Az View Post
    I try to avoid places like that...


    Too many old people.
    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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