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  1. SML

    SML New Member

    Hi, homeowner here looking for advice.

    My house is a 2 storey brick built ex council house with no wall insulation. Heating/hot water is combi boiler located upper floor. I am on a shared mains line with 8 other houses. Mains water comes up from basement to stop valve under kitchen, has a water hammer arrestor and pressure reducing valve in line just after the stop valve - these were installed as I had serious problems with "banging noises" in the pipes even when we had no taps running, toilets flushing etc.

    When I run my mains cold water or flush the toilets, you can hear the water travelling through the pipes quite loudly which is very irritating. My question is, is this normal due to the plumbing installation or house construction I have or is there something that can be done about it?

    I hope this all make sense and any help/response would be hugely appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I think the sound your hearing is the prv working/ reducing the pressure

    This will be reduced/ quietening if you upgrade to a high quality prv or live with it

    Do you know your incoming pressure before the prv ?
     
  3. SML

    SML New Member

    Sorry I don't know that, but what I would say that even with the PRV the pressure is still quite high. What sort of price would a "high quality" PRV come in at (excl labour)
     
  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Your stoptap isnt turned right down is it ?
     
  5. SML

    SML New Member

    It's probably open 1/2 a turn
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Open it all the way
     
  7. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No wonder its making a load of noise , open it fully and then just turn in back around a quarter of a turn
     
  8. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Jesus wept Shaun , did you go to typing school ? , assuming there is such a school lol
     
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Nope failed most of my school :D
     
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  10. SML

    SML New Member

    Ok, will do (when home in 10 mins) and see what happens. Thanks for taking time to reply. Will update.
     
  11. SML

    SML New Member

    Definite improvement, but still hearing some noise.
     
  12. SML

    SML New Member

    After turning stop tap fully open, and thinking the sound was perhaps less as a result, I would say it's actually as it was...So, could it be that, as suggested earlier, it is a result of the PRV working, or any other thoughts?

    As before, any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
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