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Humming pipes

10 messages
10/12/2009 at 00:46
A couple of weeks ago the heating pipes started humming. They do it when the shower is on and for a few seconds after the taps are turned off. All the info on the internet seems to be about how to stop it happening (cue plummery stuff I don't understand!). What I wanna know is is this the sort of thing that can be safely ignored, or is it something that needs sorting out?
AndrewSmith    pirate
10/12/2009 at 01:22
Maybe they have forgotton the words?
10/12/2009 at 08:54
When they start humming ' Mull of Kintyre' take a really big hammer and beat the crap outta them.
10/12/2009 at 08:56
it's when the prisoners start banging tunes on them with metal cups you need to start worrying
10/12/2009 at 09:49
Sounds as if you have got some air trapped in your water pipes.
10/12/2009 at 19:10

type in water hammer in to google

i had similar when flushing the toilet

10/12/2009 at 19:36

Questions from plumber hubby:

1)  how long has the shower been installed?

2)  is it electric or off the hot water tank?

3)  does it make a noise like a kettle boiling or cooling down?

We're off out tonight, so if you reply and don't hear from me until tomorrow morning that's why

Blisters    pirate
10/12/2009 at 23:04

4) What has recently changed that could be a contributory factor?

11/12/2009 at 21:16

CXheers for responses. Thankfully they're not humming christmas hits yet!

In response to Hashette

1) longer than Ive been living here (15 months or so)

2) off the water tank

3) no it's much more of a hum. First time we heard it thought my housemate had left his guitar amp on as it sounded like electic feedback.  Though you can sometimes hear water rushing in the pipes.


4) only changes were the weather got colder and it rained alot!

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