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Howling pipe(s)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by LJW61, 25 Sep 2010.

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    after flushing the loo the pipes upstairs howl/whine for a few minutes after but can be quitened somewhat if the upstairs tap is turned on, is this a high-pitched 'water hammer' effect? If so how to fix? Cheers
     
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    change the ballvalve ;)
     
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    or strip it down, clean off scale and apply a bit of silicone grease.

    Thats the british way Kev, "make do and mend"! :LOL:
     
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    Thanks both.
    Would this be the cold-water valve in the loft or the one in the loo cistern?
    Cheers
     
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    toilet cistern :idea:
     
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