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  1. #1
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    Default Drain Pipe - PVC = Noise or Clicking?

    Just bought a townhouse three mounts ago. When running water in the sink - tub or shower from the sound floor full bathroom. There is a clicking or dripping sound coming from the drain pipes in the wall. Unable to find any water stains downstairs ceiling or wall. Called plumber they state the pipe is expending then creating a clicking noise. Called another plumber for second opinion. Same answer Would like to find a cure regarding the noise as I just painted the whole townhouse as well installed laminated flooring on the first floor
    I'm very concerned that this could be a link that can cause bigger problems if prolonging the issue.



    Any Thoughts?

    Thank You

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Drain Pipe - PVC = Noise or Clicking?

    If no leaks, then about all you can do is open up the pipe chase and insulate it.
    Another thought is the pipe supports holding the pipe are causing the noise as the pipe expands.
    One reason cast iron drain are sometimes preferred.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Drain Pipe - PVC = Noise or Clicking?

    Two plumbers inspected your "problem" and found no basis for your concern, and you are still worried?

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Drain Pipe - PVC = Noise or Clicking?

    What Ed said.

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