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    Nov 10, 2006, 08:25 AM
    Noise in pipes and refrigerator noise with water chugging out of drink mechanism
    Originally, we heard a noise from the refrigerator once in a while, changed the filter which lessened the noise. Now we hear a chugging in the pipes in our bedroom ceiling, kitchen ceiling and in both bath rooms. It occurs occasionally. One night we shut off the hot water heater and it was quiet. Now shutting down the hot water does not stop the occasional chugging ( not sure how to describe the sound). We are concerned that something major is wrong with our water pipes. The sound in the bathroom is softer. It is louder in the kitchen and bedroom ceiling. At one point we were going to go in the attic to see if pipes were actually moving and hitting each other.

    The water coming out of the refrigerator outside water dispenser has also chugged out on occasion. Not all the time. HELP PLEASE. My husband has been reading his home depot book but we have no solution and we know that calling a plumber is going to be a big cost.

    Thanks to anyone that can give us some guidance... :D

    piepy

    Today there is a constant "rattling sound" in the ceiling with a few seconds break whether we are using any water or not... A traveling sound that fades and then starts again...
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    Apr 16, 2007, 03:06 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by piepy
    Originally, we heard a noise from the refridgerator once in a while, changed the filter which lessened the noise. Now we hear a chugging in the pipes in our bedroom ceiling, kitchen ceiling and in both bath rooms. It occurs occassionally. One night we shut off the hot water heater and it was quiet. Now shutting down the hot water does not stop the occassional chugging ( not sure how to describe the sound). We are concerned that something major is wrong with our water pipes. The sound in the bathroom is softer. It is louder in the kitchen and bedroom ceiling. At one point we were going to go in the attic to see if pipes were actually moving and hitting each other.

    The water coming out of the refridgerator outside water dispenser has also chugged out on occassion. Not all the time. HELP PLEASE. My husband has been reading his home depot book but we have no solution and we know that calling a plumber is going to be a big cost.

    Thanks to anyone that can give us some guidance......:D

    piepy

    Today there is a constant "rattling sound" in the ceiling with a few seconds break whether we are using any water or not.............................. A traveling sound that fades and then starts again......
    Hello. Did you ever get an answer to this problem? I have the same thing going on. Thanks
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    Apr 16, 2007, 12:50 PM
    Have a plumber install a device that prevents water hammering. Sometimes you can just install a tee with a pipe sticking up with a cap on it. This traps the air and allows for expansion. When devices such as the solenoid valve on your ice maker, or lawn sprinkler valves shut off it cause the water to hammer and bang...
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    Apr 17, 2007, 06:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by piepy
    Originally, we heard a noise from the refridgerator once in a while, changed the filter which lessened the noise. Now we hear a chugging in the pipes in our bedroom ceiling, kitchen ceiling and in both bath rooms. It occurs occassionally. One night we shut off the hot water heater and it was quiet. Now shutting down the hot water does not stop the occassional chugging ( not sure how to describe the sound). We are concerned that something major is wrong with our water pipes. The sound in the bathroom is softer. It is louder in the kitchen and bedroom ceiling. At one point we were going to go in the attic to see if pipes were actually moving and hitting each other.

    The water coming out of the refridgerator outside water dispenser has also chugged out on occassion. Not all the time. HELP PLEASE. My husband has been reading his home depot book but we have no solution and we know that calling a plumber is going to be a big cost.

    Thanks to anyone that can give us some guidance......:D

    piepy

    Today there is a constant "rattling sound" in the ceiling with a few seconds break whether we are using any water or not.............................. A traveling sound that fades and then starts again......
    Check for air leaks/drainback issues through out your house. This may help.
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    Apr 17, 2007, 04:49 PM
    Do you by chance have baseboard hot water for heating your house?

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