Pipe squeal

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  1. Bill

    Bill New Member

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    We have a 12 year old house that has developed a squeal when the water is turned off. No matter what faucet or toilet uses the water, about five seconds after the water is turned off there is a sharp squeal noise from the pipes. Any suggestions as to how to fix this?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    squeal

    My first thought would be a bad water softener, and the second possibility is a bad pressure reducing valve.
  3. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    lever ballcock

    Since this occurs as the pressure is building back up in the lines I would suspect you have a lever type ballcock that I would replace with a fluidmaster.
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