Re: Echo noise from toilet when warter drains
Posted by hj on February 12, 2004 at 08:21:55:
In response to Re: Echo noise from toilet when warter drains
If the plumber were a "good" one, that is the first thing he should have checked. In fact that is the only thing he should have done, and not even worry about the cleanout. Many times when I work on toilets, I will hear the sound of the water in a bathtub, (the same noise you heard), and after pouring water into the tub to fix the problem, will tell the homeowner to be sure to turn the tub faucet on every couple of weeks to prevent it from happening again.

: : : We have two bathrooms that are stacked and when the bottom toilet is flushed, you can hear an echo type of noise in the upstairs bathroom. This is when the water is draining. Now we hear this noise when the downstairs shower is running and when the washing machine's water is draining. We had a plumber come out and they checked the air pressure valve (I'm not sure if this is what its called.)This was ok so they thought it was a clogged drain. They clean out the main sewer drain but it still makes the noise. The plumb said he has never head such a noise. Any suggestions?

: : Reply:
: : "checked the air pressure valve" is possibly referring to an air admittance valve (quick-vent) on the plumbing system. Your problem sounds like drain water echoing through the waste and vent system or a dried up drain trap on an infrequently used fixtures allowing the sound of water flow noise to exit the trap.
: : e-plumber

: I ran water through the fixture that is not used much and that resolved the problem. Thank you!!

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