Drilling vibrating sound in pipework

14 May 2023
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United Kingdom

Recently I have noticed that when I turn the cold water tap on in the kitchen, a continous vibrating drilling type sound is happening. Sometimes the tap itself can be seen vibrating . shaking. When turning the cold water tap off, it stops. Sometimes it happens with hot water tap but not much. Since then the same is happening now in the bathroom upstaits with the basin. When turning on top water tap, loud continous drilling vibrating sound happening. At first I thought could this be water hammer, but to be honest it doesn't sound like water hammer (hydraulic shock). I used to have water hammer many years ago, it makes like a thump noise, but its not that I don't think.

Would anyone know some of the likely reasons why this may be happening. We have lived at the property 7 years, never been an issue. We do have combi boiler.


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Possibly pressure related, or a leak somewhere

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