can hear water running when neighbors water lawn

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  1. brendis

    brendis New Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    can hear running water when neighbors hose down lawn


    There is this weird thing that has been going on lately. When my neighbors water their lawn (hose), it sounds like someone has water running in our house.

    This happens even when no one in our house is using ANY water. Actually there has been two times when I come home from work to see their hose on and to hear that sound from our pipes in the wall.

    These homes are about 30 years old and are on separate lots (6000 sq ft each). The houses are not close to each other but the water meters are right next to each other near the curb on the neighbor's side. What could this be??

    We also have something like water hammer in one bath. Sometimes the banging goes on in the middle of the night when no one in the house is using any water.

    Thanks if you can help.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2005
  2. Mad Plumber

    Mad Plumber Mad Skills

    Aug 13, 2005
    If you both have metal lines, then maybe that is makin the noise go bwteen the houses.

    It could be their faucet has noise in it.

    In the clunk in the meddle of the night, mybe its the ice machain in thar fillin up. Or it coud be the tartlet filinn. Check the flapper on thet one. and maybe e'ts it.
    If its the ice filler, then get a hammer device and that will stop it.
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    When you hear this, go out and look at your water meter. Does the indicator show water usage?
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