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Why do your pipes make a very loud vibrating noise when you flush the toilet?

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2005-09-15 22:57:08
2005-09-15 22:57:08

it may be the shutt off valve near the floor.try to turn it clockwise while the pipes are vibrating and toilet is filling.if the noise stops you may have to change valve,or leave it in its new position.it could also be the fill valve in the tank causing the noise.

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