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Squealing pipes

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by edski, 26 Mar 2005.

  1. edski

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    We have been experiencing a high pitched whistling noise from the pipe that connects to our upstairs neighbours flat, whenever they run their hot water it sounds like someone is boiling an old fashioned kettle. Unfortunately this goes off all through the night as they all work different shifts. We are unable to establish if this is a problem with the pipe in our flat or if it is coming from their boiler and then vibrating downwards (we can't ask them as they don't answer the door and they don't speak English). This is driving us mad and we haven't been able to sleep. We don't want to call out a plumber if it's their problem. Please help!!!
     
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  3. kevplumb

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    errrrr ang on i will get the crystal ball out and post an answer shortly

    failing that

    give us a clue :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:here
     
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    When the people in the upstairs flat run their hot water the pipes in my bathroom make a loud squealing noise. Is this likely to be emanating from their boiler...? Anyone got any ideas. :confused:
     
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    if you can access the pipes in your flat then you could try fixing them to the structure of the building firmly and then insulating them with 20mm thick foam. That might help.

    Also if there is a stop tap that controls the flow of water to the flats try turn it down a tad.

    If the problem is very bad contact environmental services at the council, they will measure the noise and tell u if you can sue them and force change.

    Last resort, turn off the water cut the pipe, block it up with portand cemment over a lenght of about 6 "and repair it .........u might get fined if they find u out though ?............plead ignorance and refuse entry to anyone who tries to fix it. Tell them to re-route the pipe work.
     
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    wouldnt a compression stop end be easier :LOL:

    the flats might be tank fed and the ball valve could be causing the noise

    if the poster tells us what the setup is we might be in with a chance :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, but it's a bit obvious. Cement could accidently block the pipe, happens all the time, it's the old hard water problem. :LOL:
     
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    LOL...................happens all the time..................lol

    :idea:

    :oops: I think Kev has put me to shame, this sounds much more plausible. :confused:
     
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