shower and toilet causes pipe rattle

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by strainsa, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. strainsa

    strainsa New Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I live in a 9 year old house. It has a secondary water heater in the attic servicing 2 bathrooms (3 sinks, 2 toilets, 1 shower, 1 tub). When the shower is turned on first thing in the morning and one of the two toilets is flushed, when the toilet completes its fillup (shuts off), the pipes in the wall rattle
    until a sink or the shower water is cycled (on/off). I have taken out the shower faucet cartridge assembly (single handle delta unit) and it rattles when shaken. The toilets have replacement works in the tank (not the older hissing shutoff valves). Any idea what might be causing this or what to look for?
  2. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

    Apr 18, 2005
    Service Plumber, Outdoor Temperature Relief Owner
    Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area
    If any shut off valves have been recently turned off/on in the home this might be a place to start looking for. Or, dirt could of went to one of those fill valves in the toilet, possibly causing the vibration. Check to see if you have high pressure also. All plumbing fixtures, faucets, valve are engineered for 60 as a norm.
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  4. Kristi

    Kristi Tradesman Plumber

    Jan 27, 2005
    Tradesman Plumber
    Vancouver, BC
    you could also try throttling your shutoff valve for the toilet back a bit... could soften the blow of the tank filler shutting off once it's filled.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    The Korky Quietfill valve shuts off smoother than some of the others.
    They will fit in most toilets that come with ballcocks or Fluidmasters.
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