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Roastonbone

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Help - faucet noise/shutdown
« on: June 24, 2013, 11:46:05 AM »
Hi all. We've got two sinks in our master bathroom and I recently noticed a strange problem. Both faucets work fine individually. Both faucets work fine while the shower is running. But if I turn on one faucet, then the other, as soon as I get past a certain level I hear a nasty grindy/groany noise and the water shuts off at both faucets. If I turn off both, everything is back to normal. Anyone have any idea what's going on here?

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Re: Help - faucet noise/shutdown
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 11:52:32 AM »
Could it be water hammer?

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Re: Help - faucet noise/shutdown
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 09:22:15 AM »
Sounds like a loose washer on one or more valves.  Might have to do with them both being on one angle stop under the sink if they are on the same angle stop.

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Re: Help - faucet noise/shutdown
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 10:35:09 AM »
Thanks for the input.
They are on the same angle stop; I'll poke around.

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Re: Help - faucet noise/shutdown
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 09:03:00 PM »
I suspect the sealing washer for the angle stop has a loose screw, or is somehow floating in the valve.  You may be able to replace the washer of the angle stop, but for not much more trouble or $ you can replace the angle stop.  They do have a finite life span.