Re: Pipe Chatter with No Water Flow
Posted by e-plumber on January 19, 2004 at 09:12:26:
In response to Re: Pipe Chatter with No Water Flow
: Over the last few days, we have had our copper water-pipes chattering whenever there is no water flowing in our house. If we open any faucet in the house and allow a small stream of water, the chattering stops. Once all water stops flowing, the chatter sets up again within 1-10 seconds. The vibration carries throughout the system, so it's difficult to identify the cause. Someone suggested to us that this might be caused by debris caught in the pressure-reducing valve. Does this sound possible?

: Thanks,
: Archie

There could be a fixture somewhere on the system running slightly, possibly a toilet.
Lift the lids for all your toilets and inspect them. If you have a water meter, check the dial for movement.
Good Luck. e-plumber

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