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Why do the pipes in my house vibrate?

Only when using a faucet

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Water hammer, Google it. You can shut the water off slowly or install devices to dampen the hammer effect.

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Sounds like water hammer. Air in the pipes. Lower volume of water out of the sprayer isn't enough to initiate the hammer. Try shutting the water off to the house and draining the pipes.
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Why do my house pipes vibrate?

The problem is called water hammer it happens because water lines have become lose inside the walls. Generally because pipe straps have loosened or even broke, or not enough of them were used at time of installation letting pipes rattle against them selves or walls and so on.

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You need to install water hammer arrestors in your basement it prevents this, if you have them already there water logged. All u do is shut off your water to your house and drain it down to the lowest point....when its done draining u fill it back up again slowly. Your water hammer arrestors may have become water logged when the new shower was installed

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There is no water coming out of any faucets in nor outside house temperature outside is 24degrees. pipes are frozen, but where? at the point of entry into house? should we shut off water supply? we have...

I would start at the point of entry and work from there. Increase temperature by any safe method. You can use radiant heaters for crawl space or where it is dry and not a fire hazard. Open faucets on hot and cold side of bathtub or kitchen sink slightly. Open cabinet doors and increase temperature in the house. I would only use heat gun or hair dryer directly on pipes unless you have galvanized steel or copper piping in open area and then use torch sparingly. If you think you know where it is you can install heat tape and insulation. Just be carefule and good luck. Thank you.

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House water pressure is 90psi static, when a faucet is turned on pressure drops to 35psi and water output is considerably less. Why and how do I fix it?

To cause the pressure and flow drop you are experiencing indicates a major restriction in the the main supply pipe to the house. The stop **** where the house supply is connected to the street main would the place to start. Find the faucet that is closest to this and check the pressure/ flow and if that is OK continue to each sucessive faucet in the line. You should be able to narrow down where the restriction could be. Yuo may need the help of a plumber to fix the problem.
If the piping is the very old style galvanised steel pipes. then the rust/corrosion buildup inside the pipes would cause the restriction and is indicated by rusty water coming out if the water has not been used for a few hours. Total replacement is the only fix for this problem.

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When hot water is turned on the pipes make this vibrating sound. i have two sinks in my bathroom. When I turn the hot water on on sink 2 the pipes vibrate. Sink 1 is fine.

There is a loose washer in the faucet...this flaps as the water goes through it and makes the vibration...
You either need to replace the faucet or the cartridge (washer) in the faucet that valves the water...
This will stop that vibration and hammering sound


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Rust is usually a sign of galvanized pipe mixed with copper pipe incorrectly.Could be the pipe nipple used for the tub spout connection to the valve.You could change it to a brass nipple might be the problem

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