When turning your 1 handle tub and shower faucet on past the cold setting towards the hot faucet makes very loud vibrating noises and shuts off water flow it is a baypointe brand?
It sounds like there is air and/or dirt in the lines, I suggest calling a plumber.
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Why would the hot water side of the bath tub faucet cause the water line to vibrate when turned partially on?
Answer . If you have the old style seats and washers type shower valve, the water is trying to squeeze between the seat and the washer. If it was air, it would whistle. Water hammers. Usually high pressure contributes to this effect. The only way to solve this problem is to replace your shower valv…e with a cartridge type shower valve. Or,reduce the pressure in your house. . Or do like my wife told me to do. Our pipes in the bathroom sink have been vibrating for months now. We researched everything possible. She said " try turning up the valve a little". Guess what? it worked. Do the 'KISS' method.(Keep It Simple Stupid) ( Full Answer )
Why does hot water coming from a faucet have a different pitch noise than cold water coming from a faucet at the same pressure?
Water Pressure . Here is what Contributors had to report on water pressure sounds:. First, the temperature of the water affects the internal diameter of the faucet and faucet neck where the water is delivered. Hot water coming through the faucet neck will cause inward expansion, parially closing… off the neck and altering the acoustic characteristics of the faucet neck. Cold water will have the opposite effect. Second, hot water follows a different path from cold water. The hot water pipe will have a different length in most cases because it is coming from a different place; this, combined with the resonant frequency of the water heater itself, will alter the resonant frequency of the plumbing compared to the (mostly) straight-through cold water pipes. . Actually pipes expand outward when hot. That is, they will have a larger diameter, both internally and externally. They also become longer. . The actual answer lies with cavitation of the water... which is where the sound is coming from in the first place. . As the water crosses the partially opened valve of the faucet, it undergoes a rapid decrease in pressure. This decrease in pressure leads to the creation and collapse of tiny bubbles of water vapor and dissolved air in the water. This effect is called cavitation and is quite noisy as the small bubbles collapse and generate shock waves. -At colder temperatures, fewer and smaller bubbles with a shorter lifespan are created. . At higher temperature, more, longer lasting, and larger bubbles (and the sound they make) are created. This changes both the pitch and intensity of the sound as the water temperature changes. It's also why you can change the sound by opening and closing the valve slightly, which changes the drop in pressure. . ( Full Answer )
What would be the cause of no flow of hot water to the shower via the head and faucet when cold water flows to the faucet?
Answer It could be a blocked pipe or a damaged valve. Do you get hot water in other areas of the house? If not, check the valve on the water heater. If other parts of the house get hot water, replace the hot water valve assembly or repair the hot water valve. If you have hot water at the sink, bu…t not in the shower, the hot water side of the shower valve is clogged by something like rust. Esp. if you have had the hw heater replaced. and you have galvanized pipe instead of copper. Esp if your sink aerators get clogged by rust particles. Search for fixing Delta faucets, open up the valve, and flush out the rust. Buy a kit for replacing parts while you have it opened up. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nIF YOUR ON A CITY WATER SYSTEM AT NIGHT THE PRESSURE GETS REALLY HIGH. PRV'S SOMETIMES GO BAD AN LET WATER BY. MOST OF THE TIME A WATER HEATER POP OFF GOES OFF. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A CHEAP FACUET AND NEEDS REPLACING OR A PACKING NUT TIGHTEND.
Answer . \nCurious.....why would it matter? Are you talking the Aerator flow rate? These rates are stamped in the aerator. No control is required unless you were using the kitchen faucet for scientific purposes where water flow rates were crucial, or you lived somewhere where water was very sca…rce and the police enforced flow rates. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n HOT WATER PROBLEMS \n. \n. \nYOUR HOT WATER TANK NEEDS TO BE REPLACED\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nIt could be cross connected, I would turn on any faucet, then go listen at your\nwashing machine and see if you hear water running through the hot and cold valve\nwhere your hoses hook o…n. If you do you need to replace valve on machine. If it is\na new house they may have tied the hot and cold water together. That is very very\nhard to find. You would have to call a plumber for that and then hope for the best.\nStill try the washer even on new house. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n The Main \n. \nUnless someone has done an unusually great job with the plumbing the only shut off will be the main house service.\nsearch around the house usually near the outside faucet and if you find shutoffs turn on the faucet slightly and close the shutoffs using trial and error to… find the right one. if it doesnt work use the good answer above. lots of luck. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Your cartridges or cartridge must be bad or blocked with debris. Remove, clean and replace if necessary.
What can be done to stop hot and cold faucet screaching noise when turning separate bathroom sink faucets on and off?
Answer . You may need to install a water hammer arrestor. This is just a tube that is installed so that it has air in it. The air will act like a spring to soften the bounce or harmonics that can happen when water is flowing.
Answer . The faucet is either broken and the inside parts are not turning with the handle or there is a blockage in the supply line.
Why does hot water come from the cold faucet even when I turned off the hot water valve under all my sinks?
If you are not living in the desert where the cold water is hot during the summer, check to see if perhaps the plumbing is backwards: is the hot water faucet giving cold water? I once had hot water in my toilets.
Answer . \nApparently you got it cross threaded and thus it could not screw back in far enought to shut it off. Take it back out -replace the washers and try again. hopefuuly you didn't fug up the threads. Tighten the outside nut this time too - after getting it ti shut off.
Could be bad washers and they need to be replaced or something broke in the handle of the faucet.
I have just the opposite problem.. I'm only getting very hot water coming out of shower head.. What I've been reading is it's most likely the mixing valve/anti-scalding valve.. As long as you are getting normal water temps and pressures from your sinks then you should either replace or repair the …showers mixing valve.. The best I can explain the way the mixing valve works is it uses the pressure of both the cold and hot water to limit the amount of either hot or cold water that it will let pass through it. If the valves don't slide properly do to dirt or any thing that may build up on the valve or valve seats then the mixer valve can't do it's job properly.. Hope this helps. Ken ( Full Answer )
by Faucetman886 . Maybe it's the cold weather or the fact that so many people are out of work and have time on their hands to listen for it but it seems this weeks discussion forums are full of questions about plumbing noises, most specifically water hammer. Water hammer is that thunking, clunki…ng, clanging noise you get when you turn a faucet off or the washing machine switches cycles. Plumbing can make many weird noises which can have many causes and; sometimes, they're not easy to isolate and fix. The following are some of the common issues. 1. Water hammer . This noise doesn't happen with flowing water, so if it occurs while your water is running, it isn't water hammer. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article water hammer happens when you turn OFF a water suddenly. Shutting off the water suddenly sends a pressure or shock wave down the water line through the water shocking the pipes and creating the hammer noise. These shock waves travel faster than the speed of sound and can exert very instant pressure. Over an extended time, water hammer can damage pipes, valves and eventually weaken pipe joints. This may in itself cause additional problems as in #6. Most newer homes have devices called hammer arresters that are air filled chambers connected to the plumbing that let the pressure wave dissipate harmlessly into a cushion of air. These arrestors can become filled with water and stopworking. If the banging in your home has been happening forever you may not have one. To correct this you must drain your house of all the water in the pipes.. Turn off your water to the house at the main shut off valve or at the meter. Find the lowest faucet in your house, often this is an outdoor hose faucet, and open it. Then open the faucets that is in the highest place in the house. Let the low faucet drain for 5 minutes or until it stops dripping, whichever takes longer. Close all the faucets and turn the main back on. When you turn the water back on the pipes will have air in them and will sputter until this air is dissipated don't panic. 2. Faulty toilet fill valve (ballcock) will cause resonance sounds like a fog horn or a moan. It's easy to check. Close the supply valves to all the toilets. If the noise disappears, open them one-by-one till the noise starts again. Replace the ballcock in that toilet. If there are no shut-offs handy, sometimes you can locate the faulty ballcock by lifting up on the float ball while someone turns on the faucet that is causing the noise. 3. Bad faucet washer . If your nosie only happens when using a certain faucet the faucet washer may be loose or damaged. This can cause it to flutter in the water stream causing various sounds To repair this tighten the screw to the washer in the faucet stem. If this doesn't work, then it's time for a new stem assembly. If your dishwasher or washing machine is causing the noise you may have a worn out solenoid fill valve. 4. High water pressure can cause a variety of problems including these noises. It can also damage toilet valves and other devices connected to the plumbing. I saw an issue on a forum last week where water pressure was cited as the cause for a hand held shower hose coming loose. If you're on a water system, ask your neighbors if they are having similar problems or simply call your water supplier and ask that they come out and check your pressure settings. If you have a well you should have a water pressure meter. If the pressure is above 60psi you may want to adjust your pressure reducer 5. Pipes rubbing or bumping inside the walls because they aren't strapped down well or because the stud pass through holes are too small or off center. If this is the case they've probably made the sounds since the house was built.. If this is the problem you will have to call a plumber to make the repair. This can be far too complicated for the average homeowner/do-it-yourselfer to handle. 6. Pressure regulator . If you have a pressure regulator on your main water line it may be faulty. If your pounding sound happens while the water's running, it happens at more than one faucet, turning on other faucets changes the cadence, the pressure changes with the pounding, While the noise is happening, check to see if it is coming from the regulator. If so, the regulator may need to be replaced. I hope this information has helped you track down your plumbing noises and given you enough info to effect a repair yourself, or better yet I hope you get a new job which takes your mind off the issue and gives you the money to pay someone to come and fix it.. ( Full Answer )
How do you replace the valve in a Moen shower single handle faucet The faucet was installed in 2004. When you turn the handle to the left for hot the water stops. Hot water is present in the sink?
Turn the water off to the faucet. Remove the handle. The top of thefaucet should unscrew to get to the ball valve. Replace the valveand gaskets then reassemble the faucet.
Is it a central water heater or a local point of use water heater? With the centralized system: . Hot water pipes are more susceptible to corrosion then cold water pipes, the hot water accelerates the build up of rust. If you have galvanized piping, that can be a major source of slow water. . The …hot water heater may also have problems which reduce the rate that water can get into the tank and from there on into the piping system. You might insure that the valves on the hot water heater and along the flow path are all fully opened. With a point of use system, it may be that there is a control valve that won't allow the water to flow unless it is a certain temperature. If it is taking longer to heat the water, it could slow down the flow considerably. When the hot side pressure is bad in all of the house it is going to be a problem with the hot water heater outlet usually. If it is just bad at one location especially when it is the shower and your shower is a single handle unit, it is the cartridge in the valve body. It is a very common problem with Moen valves as well. Simply replace cartridge by removing trim then cartridge and install new one. They should carry your part at home depot. You will be back in business. If it is all over the house try replacing the hot side nipple and supply line coming out of heater,that will usually take care of it. If not it could be build up in piping and you might need a repipe. http://aw-sons.com/slow-hot-water-flow-in-shower/ ( Full Answer )
When I completely close my shower faucet the water still runs so to actually shut off the water I need to open the faucet a little bit What is going on?
What type of faucet is it? Is it two taps, or one, Twist to turn on/off, or push/pull? It is a one handle, twist on/off type faucet.
It sounds as if you have a leak in the 'stem seal' in the faucet. This often a rubber 'o' ring around the actual shaft holding the main seal. You must switch off somewhere before this ( possibly under counter) then take apart the faucet and replace both seals.
Why does a whistling noise come from a shower faucet the faucet to fill the tub the whistling is constant even when off Any ideas on how to fix it and if it going to cause serious problems?
This is probably due to a leak somewhere in the faucet.Alternatively, it could be because some part of the faucet is notcompletely screwed in all the way. You need to tighten any looseparts on the faucet. If this does not help, you may need to find aprofessional plumber to help you locate and fix th…e leak. ( Full Answer )
Diverter not functioning and depending on which type you have would determine the type of repair or replacement
When you turn the kitchen faucet all the way to cold it runs for a few moments and then turns off To get it flowing again have to all the way to hot and then back to cold?
\nThis sounds like a mixer type faucet as it was not stated. However, this is a common problem and it lies in the o rings of the cartridge which have dislodged. Either you need to remove the cartridge and realign the o rings, or replace the o rings or get a plumber to do it for you.
When I close my single handle pullon pushoff sink faucet the water still runs so to actually shut off the water I need to open the faucet a little and turn it a bit?
\nThe o rings inside the cartridge have become either faulty, worn or perished. You need to replace the cartridge for you to solve this problem.
Your shower pours hot water out of the faucet even when off and turned to cold with the knob Any ideas on what this could be?
You don't say whether you are referring to a single handed mixer or an individual faucet. If a mixer then the o rings inside have probably worn away and need to be replaced. If a single faucet then either the washer needs replacing inside the tap or the gland nut (if have one) needs to be serviced. … Dont forget that in a single knob faucet, there is also an adjustment to be made for the hot water temp. that comes from the shower when turned to hot....it is a sort of dial in system remove the knob handle with a Philips screw driver and see where the settings are if too high adjust down a few clicks(notches). ( Full Answer )
By re adjusting the settting as per instructions. If you are not getting sufficient hot water at your shower, it may be that your pipes are restricted because of lime scale that builds up when you have hard water. Short of replacing the pipes, there is not much of a fix for this problem. If you hav…e good flow, but your hot water is still insufficient, you can set the temperature on you water heater a bit higher. ( Full Answer )
You have a leak between the diverter and showerhead or the arm for the showerhead is not sealed properly into the fitting in the wall
\nThat squeal you here is a very acute vibration that comes from the washer as it touches down on the base of the tap, it is normally caused due to very high water pressure.
\nBecause hot water is still in the pipes from when you turned on the hot water, and when you turned on the cold faucet it had to let out the hot water first.\n. \nThis means you have a single-pipe sink. Double-pipe sinks have a pipe for hot and a pipe for cold and it blends them as it turns on.
Your cold water faucet handle broke in your tub and shower and after you replaced it now cold water continuously comes out of faucet how can you fix this?
Remove the handle, turn off the water with a wrench and reatache the handle in the correct position. Good Luck
Your most likely cause and the easiest and cheapest to repair is probably related to a bad washer or O ring on the washer cartridge stem. This is how I fixed the problem in my kitchen sink about 20 minutes ago. Shut off the water supply to the sink if it is a single line or to the affected faucet if… it is a a two line system. Next, remove the noisy faucet and cartridge assembly. Unscrew the cartridge completely from the hold down nut and inspect the washer on the bottom of the stem as well as the o ring about midway up. replace both of these with the appropriate size and set the cartridge aside for a moment. Next, take some fine steel wool (I recommend using an SOS pad) and carefully clean the threads and the seat on the hold down nut. Do the same to the threads on the stem and pay particular attention to the area at the bottom of the stem as that is where a lot of residue and calcium buildup can occur. Now put the cartridge assembly back together and replace the assembly in the sink. Voila...problem solved and it didn't cost an arm and a leg to have a plumber come to your house. ( Full Answer )
The single most likely reason would be buildup of rust or calcium particles in the valves and inlet. Many showers have a one-handle arrangement wherein the handle controls movement of a ball. That ball has two very small inlet holes, roughly 3mm (1/8 inch) diameter each. If your shower has this type… of arrangement (and not a newer maintenance free cartridge) you can turn off the house water supply, take apart the handle and ball device, remove and replace the springs and seats for the inlets, and clean the ball with an old toothbrush and CLR. If your water heater is very old, or if you have old iron pipes for your water supply, you are likely to experience this kind of problem more frequently. ( Full Answer )
There are different types of closers for a faucet, rubber seats,O rings, port valves, what ever kind is in your faucet,it is bad. If you have the model of your faucet,you can go to lowes and buy a rebuild kit for it.
The handles you twist to turn on the water are connected to valves. Those valves have hard rubber washers which seal them shut. Those washers wear out. They are easy to replace. The water to the house or apartment must be turned off before they can be replaced. It takes about two minutes to replace …the washers. It can take days to get someone to turn off the water to an apartment so the washers can be replaced. New York City loses thousands of gallons of water each day to leaky washers. Apartment owners pay a fixed fee for water. They do not bother to pay to have washers replaced. ( Full Answer )
Most tubs do not have a shut off in the supply lines to it. You have to shut the main off where it comes into the house.
If galvanized piping was uset to plum the house, it may have rusted shut, an easy fix would be to run a new line in copper or PEX from the water heater to the valve
No water to outside faucet - have checked for shut off valve to this faucet and removed the whole spigot assembly and still cannot get water flow?
If you have steel pipes, they can be rusted inside to the point they plug. If you took the spigot assembly off this means there was just the pipe showing. If you just took the handle and stem out, the stem may have broke and the end with the threads and washer is still screwed in the base. If you ca…n see the plumbing line inside the house, follow it back to the first junction. Steel pipe tends to rust more at the fittings. ( Full Answer )
How can you stop water leaking through the shower head when both cold and hot water are on but you want the water coming in through the tub faucet and not through the shower head?
You need to replace the valve that redirects water from the tub's faucet to the shower head .
Obviously hooked up wrong, or the faucets are mismarked . Usually cold on the right, hot on the left.
well its fine we got someone to check ours because that happend to us they said its fine its just getting a little old also you could get a new one if you want if it makes you mad when it happens The divertor is messed up of course
What would cause cold water to pass through the hot water supply line behind a single handle moen bath and tub faucet affecting the water temperature?
This is a question that will drive the average DIY person crazy, but when you hear the answer it makes sense.... The single handle style Moens are great faucets, and I use and like them. If your builder used them throughout your home then this is what you do.... find your water heater and visualize …the furthest away faucet (include all your sinks that have Moen faucets - utility/slop sinks, as well) start with the furthest sink and work your way back to the source, testing each faucet to see if it has the same problem. The ones that do will be the sink you work on first, the cartridge must be replaced on each, and here is why. The construction of the cartridges can partially fail allowing hot water to leak into the cold water lines and visa versa the problem is that since your house was built with all Moen faucets that if you only replace one cartridge you will "chase your tail" trying to fix the problem and they are all going to fail eventually. So consider replacing them all at the same time (I did! and Yes it does cost a lot) and the problem will go away. Sorry, but Good Luck! Douglas ( Full Answer )
If you have adequate flow from the other sinks in the house then either one of the items mentioned below should help. The first thing to look at is the aerator. At the end of the faucet spigot there is a small screw on ring that holds a screen filter (the aerator) sometimes it can get plugged wi…th debris and cause a low flow issue. The next thing to check is the shut-off valves beneath the sink. Makes sure they are turned fully open (counterclockwise). ( Full Answer )
Of course, by turning the hot water faucet to the direction where the flow of hot water increases, with no specific direction depending on the style of the knob or faucet, but normally the hot water faucet is on the left and hot water flow is left , usual case to make water flow increase is towards …the right, but this varies nowadays that there are so much styles of faucets. ( Full Answer )
Yes. If you can attach a y to your cold water line, split it and run cold into both cold and hot Hopkins on the faucet. Yes , by blocking off the supply to the H/W side of the faucet and only connecting the C/W UNLESS it is a temperature or pressure balance type.
Check the shut-off valve for the hot water side that's under the sink and make sure it's fully open. BECAUSE The installer did NOT remove the aerator prior to the installation and the flow restrictor is blocked
Many tub/shower valves are designed to be used either as a tub only or as a tub-shower combo. You will note that the valves have inlets on the sides for the hot & cold water supply, and outlets top and bottom for directing water either to the tub or diverted to the shower head. By plugging the botto…m outlet with the appropriate plug and either soldering or wrapping the threads with teflon tape, the valve directs the water to the shower head. ( Full Answer )
Depending on which type it is, it either need a new washer or seat in the valve. The washer is a flat rubber disk that seals when you turn the faucet off and the seat is a small rubber cup that does the same thing.
Take the end cap off, unscrew the screw in the handle, take off handle, put exact same new handle on, screw it down, put cap back on.
Why do you hear noises when you turn on any water faucets in the house it happens when someone turns on the faucets but not the toilets or washing machine its loud?
depends what exactly you are hearing you may hear slight noises of a pump or the water moving through the pipes and impacting a turn unless u run into rly loud sounds or leaking i would not worry about it. another answer: the pipes may be vibrating because they are not firmly attached to the wall.… Long pipes need a brace or attachment like every 10 feet or so. ( Full Answer )
Go to the bottom and find the hose. Then get a wrench and tighten the bolt.
When I Had to shut off the cold and hot water now it is turned back on but doesn't work in all faucets?
Very often when the water is shut off and turned back on, mineraldeposits come loose and plug the screen in the faucet spout. That'sthe first place to look. It may be in the faucet itself. If neitherside works, look at the spout, if it is only one side, check theside that isn't working.