tick tock tick tock

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Lakee911, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    My water meter in the basement makes a rapid tick tock tick tock noise when the washing machine is filling or shower or something else is drawing a lot of water. Is it ok? It's kind of annoying.

    Thx
    Jason
  2. finnegan

    finnegan New Member

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    Mine does the same thing. I expect it is normal.
  3. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Oh...it's loud. Anyway to isolate the sound?

    Thx
    Jason
  4. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    Call the city. They may want to replace it for you.
    I don't expect that they will charge you for that.........
  5. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

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    Lakee911

    how much time does SHE make you spend down there? :rolleyes:
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    IT is normal. The more water you are using the louder it will be and the faster the tick, tocks, will occur
  7. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    All I had to do was call the city.
    They would replace the old one and repair the old one and yes the noise went away and you didn't have to live with noise.....
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