outside faucets make a noise.

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62strat
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if I'm using an outside spigot, it makes a noise throughout the entire house.. it's kind of a high pitch noise.., and when you turn off the spigot.. it will increase in pitch, and then stop.

anybody have any idea what this is.
I've actually also recently noticed it makes the noise whenever the washing machine water kicks on.
BrazosDog02
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Vibrating pipe that is not properly secured?

Macpappy99
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New home/neighborhood? If that's the case it could be that the water pressure is high.
oldvalleyrat
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One of my outside water faucets make a fair amount of noise inside the house. I assume that it is the plumbing making the noise since the house is 30 years old and I know the water pressure is not to high. I just live with it because it helps me remember to turn the water off and not forget and run it all night!
mm98
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we had the same issue on our home. we bought it last june and it was built in 2001.

in our case the previous owner had installed a backflow coupling that attached to the outside spigot. we removed that and the noise went away.
62strat
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we bought it new in 12/05.

it kinda sounds like a kid whining...

beerag04
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It's the backflow preventer. It's required on all hose bibs. It is there to prevent chemicals, fertilizers, etc. from being sucked back into the water supply through a garden hose.

Take it off and it will stop. It is just screwed on.
RoperJoe02
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Yep....vacuum breaker on your hose bibb. If you don't have a vacuum breaker, then your hose bibb is clogged up or the valve is not opening properly.
HirschfeldAg
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quote:
One of my outside water faucets make a fair amount of noise inside the house. I assume that it is the plumbing making the noise since the house is 30 years old and I know the water pressure is not to high. I just live with it because it helps me remember to turn the water off and not forget and run it all night!





THIS!
62strat
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quote:
I just live with it because it helps me remember to turn the water off and not forget and run it all night!
sprinkler timers for the win
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