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Old 07-11-2009, 17:14
evesapples131
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Hi. Something really weird is happening in my house.

At 5.30 on Thursday morning me and my mum were woken up by a really hitched ringing sound coming from inside our house, we couldn't figure out were it was coming from, it was going on for about 30mins, when my mum flushed the downstairs toilet , the ringing stopped, we thought it was a coincidence. Just now (about 5 mins ago) the ringing returned, the exact same sound. I flushed the upstairs toilet randomly just to see if it would make it stop, and it did! What on earth is this?? It's really freaking me out , can anybody shed any light on it?
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Old 07-11-2009, 17:16
Neil C
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It might be a problem with the drainage system.
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Old 07-11-2009, 17:24
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is the downstairs toilet cistern fed from the house tank or direct from the mains? if both toilets are fed from the tank ,as flushing either toilet makes it stop, it's possible the noise is coming from the valve on the tank when it gets full up. if that were the case running a cold water tap (not the kitchen) should make it stop too?
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Old 07-11-2009, 17:29
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Too much water pressure, try turning the stop cock where the water supply enters the house down just a bit
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Old 07-11-2009, 23:36
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Hi. Something really weird is happening in my house.

At 5.30 on Thursday morning me and my mum were woken up by a really hitched ringing sound coming from inside our house, we couldn't figure out were it was coming from, it was going on for about 30mins, when my mum flushed the downstairs toilet , the ringing stopped, we thought it was a coincidence. Just now (about 5 mins ago) the ringing returned, the exact same sound. I flushed the upstairs toilet randomly just to see if it would make it stop, and it did! What on earth is this?? It's really freaking me out , can anybody shed any light on it?
Hi Eves,

It's pipe or water hammer, same thing.

But has this problem only just started, what has changed in your household, plumbing wise,---if anything?

Do what Caxton suggests but be cautious, it might not be the way to go about it but it usually works,---but turn stop cock a bit at a time.

Do you have a water tank in the loft in use?
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