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      MasterPlumbers
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      I recently bought a 16 year old house, and was surprised at the volume of noise (roaring) when the bath tap is turned
      on. When the shower is turned on the volume of noise diminished, but is still louder than I want. What do you recommend to
      stop this? I have heard that flexible links may be the answer, is this true? Thanks in anticipation.

    • #292365
      SylvanLMP
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      In reply to message posted by John L. O:
      I recently bought a 16 year old house, and was surprised at the volume of noise (roaring) when the bath tap is turned
      on. When the shower is turned on the volume of noise diminished, but is still louder than I want. What do you recommend to
      stop this? I have heard that flexible links may be the answer, is this true? Thanks in anticipation.


      1- Either open the “taps” less then full

      2- find the nearest globe valve for controlling this this shower and THROTTLE it down. This why globe valves were designed to do

      3- Install a flow restrictor in the shower head to cut down on “volume”

      4- Replace the tub spout with a variable type of outlet.

      Check your in coming pressure as it maybe excessive for the piping size you have

      Velocity for copper tubing for example should be designed 5-8 FPS (less on hot water)

    • #292366
      bungie
      Participant

      Of course it could be a faulty tap washer too.



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      All advice is given with-out seeing the job, and hence all advice MUST be taken as advice with limited knowledge on the exact situation. NO responsibility can or will be taken. And yes, I am a licensed Plumber and Drainer with my own business in Brisbane Australia

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