Question about Plumbing
I just bought a condo it was built in 2009. When the tenants above us use the water in their bathroom a ticking sound is generated which is soooo loud and annoying (the hoa maintenance guy says it's water dripping down the stack). I asked him how he would fix it and he emailed me this: I cannot promise we can do anything about it. We have found that it is caused by the fire caulking where the drain pipe goes through the top and bottom plates in the stud wall. The fire caulking fills the gaps between the pipe and the hole cut in the plate to allow the pipe to pass through. It is required by code to stop fire from passing between floors. It seals the gap so tight that it doesn't allow the pipe to expand and contract as it changes temperature with the water that is running through it. The only way we know of to stop the noise is to cut open the wall and remove the caulk around the pipe. That is not an option in this case because it would be illegal in multi-family housing. Does anyone have any ideas
Posted by Anonymous on
Fire chaulk is designed just seal and not allow air in by pipes and or wiring to prevent fires from getting air to start and spread.
If you are hearing a constant drip they may have a leaking toilet or faucet just dripping a little causing this. If everything is right sound proofing when installed like cast iron stack between walls to limit noise.
But you may ask them to make sure nothing is dripping .
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