Re: Why are my pipes humming?
There is probably a loose washer or some other loose part in the faucet, in the stops below the sink, or in some other valve elsewhere in your house. When water flows over this loose washer, it vibrates creating the humming noise.
Fixing this will require disassembling things. Start with the faucet, and make sure everything looks tight and well-fitting. (If it's a cartridge faucet, many manufacturers have lifetime warranties and will provide replacement parts for free. You can also get replacement parts at most hardware stores, plumbing supply houses, and big-box home improvement centers.) Then work your way back along the plumbing until you find the problem or the symptoms go away.
If it still insists on humming, teach it the words.
Last edited by Fencepost; 06-17-2009 at 12:01 AM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.