Sounds like dripping...

14 Jun 2005
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United Kingdom
I'm probably just going to get a "take the floorboards up and have a look answer", but I thought I would post anyway, incase it is something different.

When anyone uses the sink or shower/bath in the upstairs bathroom (though not the toilet) there is a noise that I can only describe as the sound of water dripping that can be heard from downstairs in the kitchen.

The thing is the noise is coming from the right hand side of the kitchen, where as the bathroom (and as such the soil stack) is on the far left. This leads me to beleive that it is not the waste, but the water inlet that may be making the noise.

However, when nothing is being used upstairs there is no sound, and I would assume if it was the water inlet it would be dripping all the time. Further more, there is no sign of water damage on the kitchen ceiling (I would have expected to see some brown marks), and from the speed of the dripping I would have expected water to be gushing down the walls!

So what's going on then? Is the pressure of the cold water causing the pipes to knock? Is there a chance that things only leak when the water is turned on?

Any help appreciated.
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could it be expansion causing the pipes to click!!!!!!!!!
try running just the cold water and see if it still makes the noise!!!!
just a thought

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