Pipe squeal

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Bill, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Bill

    Bill New Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    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

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

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

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

    Sep 6, 2004
    Plumber, Contractor, Attorney
    Wichita, Kansas
    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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