When we turn on the hot water in the downstairs bathroom, it makes a VERY loud, fast, clunking/vibrating sound. Some characteristics of the sounds are: It only does this on this sink in the whole house It takes a moment for it to start (probably coincides with when the hot water comes in) The noise sounds like it is coming from within the bathroom, ie, it does not seem that the noise is coming from the adjacent laundry room where the other pipes are.
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Re: clunking noise in sink
You are describing a problem known as water hammer. This will ultimately cause damage somewhere in your plumbing system so it should be addressed. If you are handy you can install an air chamber near the sink. If you want more information let me know. good luck.
Air in the water line causes this hammering effect. It is called water hammer. This is a simple fix a plumber can do in about 30 minutes if he is an honest plumber. You just need a water hammer arrestor. It is a small L shaped piece attach inline that stubs off the side of the hot water pipe. Hopefully you know a neighbor or friend that would do this for you - cheaper than a plumber!! Search water hammer or water hammer arrestor in a search engine and you should be able to find a link that will show you a picture of what I am describing. Good luck.
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sounds like a bad faucet//only if you had good pressure before it was installed..to cheaply test..take the hot water off from the shutoff valve and spray it into a milk jug to see if theres good flow..then replace the faucet assmbly..dont forget to turn off the shutoff valve first..or you will get a watery surprise!
This could be a lot of possible fixes. Try putting a piece of tube insulation around the pipe at where it is hitting on a another pipe or something. This would at least stop the noise. That is the nature of the beast with the noise. Hot water responds that way depending on what is going on in the air .
HI the best thing to use a a bathroom cream type cleaner these have no abrasive in them but are strong enough to remove water spots, it used to be called jiff think its called siff now check in your local superstore or supermarket for a cream bathroom cleaner.
then pour it onto the stains and leave it on their for about 15 min then rub it in using the soft side of a cleaning sponge not the abrasive side and keep working it in for about 5 to 10 min then rinse it off with hot water, you may have to work in it quite hard but it should get the stains out for you with no problems
let me know how you get on ok
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Confirm that the shut-off valve under the sink is open all the way. If it is, then close it and remove the cold water tap. If this is a single handle tap you will of course have to turn off the hot water shut off under the sink too.
With the tap removed and a bucket and towel handy, open the cold water shutoff just a little bit. If water comes rushing out, the problem is obviously with the tap. You may be able to clean or repair it, or you may have to replace it.
Your question is: Why would the cold line water be luke warm?
In 30 years I've seen this maybe 10 times. It is relatively rare. But each time it was a cross connection between the hot and cold water lines. It could be this fixture is close to the hot water heater or the cross cnnection is in a faucet or it is in the way the water lines are piped. Anyway I would have to closely inspect the system while running the water in the fixtures in different combinations. Once the cross is located the easiest fix at this point is installing a check valve at the right point. You might consider utilizing thr Repair Directory to find a repairman. Make sure he has solved this type of problem before.
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No matter what type of sink you purchase, the drain and water-supply connections are generally installed in the same way. Hand-tighten a female adapter onto the drain stub-out at the wall. Slide slip nuts onto the drain arm and the sink's tailpiece. Fit a P-trap in place and tighten the slip nuts by hand. Connect flexible water-supply tubes onto the faucet's tailpieces, and route them to the shut-off valves. Tighten coupling nuts with an adjustable wrench. Remove the faucet aerator, turn on the water, check for leaks at the shutoff valves, and then turn on the faucet to check for leaks in the drain assembly. Replace the aerator.