Noisy tap

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Paul Tomlinson, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Hi

    I've just replaced my utility room basin and tap and find that the
    cold tap (fed with mains pressure) is very noisy, especially when half
    open. Its the sound of the water, but I don't remember the old tap
    making anywhere near as much noise. The new tap is a monobloc design
    with a lever, rather than rotary. The plumbing is standard 15mm
    soldered joints except for compression fittings mating to the tails
    screwed into the tap itself.
    The mains water pressure is good but I wouldn't say excessive. The
    room is on the ground floor. The kitchen tap, also on the ground
    floor, doesnt suffer from the same problem.
    Any ideas ?
     
    Paul Tomlinson, Feb 23, 2004
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    Lee Guest

    Paul Tomlinson wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I've just replaced my utility room basin and tap and find that the
    > cold tap (fed with mains pressure) is very noisy, especially when half
    > open. Its the sound of the water, but I don't remember the old tap
    > making anywhere near as much noise. The new tap is a monobloc design
    > with a lever, rather than rotary. The plumbing is standard 15mm
    > soldered joints except for compression fittings mating to the tails
    > screwed into the tap itself.
    > The mains water pressure is good but I wouldn't say excessive. The
    > room is on the ground floor. The kitchen tap, also on the ground
    > floor, doesnt suffer from the same problem.
    > Any ideas ?


    Exactly the same problem here. Also with a ceramic type basin tap.
    Strangely the bath tap is identical design and fed from the same pipe,
    but is not noisy.
    The mains water here is very aerated though, which is what think is
    causing the noise in our case. Restricting the flow by opening another
    tap stops the noise, so I'm thinking of fitting a flow restricter :)

    Lee

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    Lee, Feb 23, 2004
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    Harry Ziman Guest

    I had this once and used a service valve that I had already fitted in the
    pipework to throttle back the flow slightly. Worked fine.
    "Lee" <> wrote in message
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    > Paul Tomlinson wrote:
    >
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > I've just replaced my utility room basin and tap and find that the
    > > cold tap (fed with mains pressure) is very noisy, especially when half
    > > open. Its the sound of the water, but I don't remember the old tap
    > > making anywhere near as much noise. The new tap is a monobloc design
    > > with a lever, rather than rotary. The plumbing is standard 15mm
    > > soldered joints except for compression fittings mating to the tails
    > > screwed into the tap itself.
    > > The mains water pressure is good but I wouldn't say excessive. The
    > > room is on the ground floor. The kitchen tap, also on the ground
    > > floor, doesnt suffer from the same problem.
    > > Any ideas ?

    >
    > Exactly the same problem here. Also with a ceramic type basin tap.
    > Strangely the bath tap is identical design and fed from the same pipe,
    > but is not noisy.
    > The mains water here is very aerated though, which is what think is
    > causing the noise in our case. Restricting the flow by opening another
    > tap stops the noise, so I'm thinking of fitting a flow restricter :)
    >
    > Lee
    >
    > --
    > To reply use lee.blaver and ntlworld.com
     
    Harry Ziman, Feb 23, 2004
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    rob Guest

    "Lee" <> wrote in message
    news:c1dene$1h69j9$-berlin.de...
    > Paul Tomlinson wrote:
    >
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > I've just replaced my utility room basin and tap and find that the
    > > cold tap (fed with mains pressure) is very noisy, especially when half
    > > open. Its the sound of the water, but I don't remember the old tap
    > > making anywhere near as much noise. The new tap is a monobloc design
    > > with a lever, rather than rotary. The plumbing is standard 15mm
    > > soldered joints except for compression fittings mating to the tails
    > > screwed into the tap itself.
    > > The mains water pressure is good but I wouldn't say excessive. The
    > > room is on the ground floor. The kitchen tap, also on the ground
    > > floor, doesnt suffer from the same problem.
    > > Any ideas ?

    >
    > Exactly the same problem here. Also with a ceramic type basin tap.
    > Strangely the bath tap is identical design and fed from the same pipe,
    > but is not noisy.
    > The mains water here is very aerated though, which is what think is
    > causing the noise in our case. Restricting the flow by opening another
    > tap stops the noise, so I'm thinking of fitting a flow restricter :)
    >


    >current water regs mean you should have an isolation valve on the hot and

    cold. you can then close off the supply valve slightly to reduce the flow.
    rob
     
    rob, Feb 23, 2004
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    Glenn Guest

    current water regs mean you should have an isolation valve on the hot and
    cold. you can then close off the supply valve slightly to reduce the flow.
    rob
    >
    >

    Only on new plumbing surely ?

    Glenn
     
    Glenn, Feb 23, 2004
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