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Quieting/Soundproofing Noisy Plumbing Pipes

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Noisy plumbing can be very annoying, but there are some easy ways to insulate and reduce the sound. This is a page about quieting/soundproofing noisy plumbing pipes.


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May 8, 2010

A plumber replaced some pipes under our kitchen sink. Now, we hear the water as it drains from the sink and passes through the pipes. Does anyone know what is causing this? Because it's the weekend, we cannot inquire with the plumbing company. Thanks.

By carla from Greensboro, NC


May 8, 20100 found this helpful
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Call the plumber who did the work on your kitchen sink.

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May 11, 20100 found this helpful
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Sometimes, the old pipes can have so much "gunk" buildup that it considerably muffles the sound of running & draining water.

Unless you're seeing leaks or getting air in your lines ( the water sputters or pauses before coming from the tap, or shudders or clangs when turning the tap off) you may just be getting the sound of new pipes with no residue inside.

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June 1, 20050 found this helpful

We are in the process of finishing up a basement apartment. Unfortunately the PVC waste pipes are right above the dropped ceiling in the bedroom. Any good ideas on how to smother or quiet the noise when flushing a toilet upstairs or running water?




August 25, 20060 found this helpful
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You could insulate them. While it's not NEEDED the foamy stuff that's used should quiet the noise at least a bit.

It may be cheaper to buy foam from the craft store & then duct-tape it...but I've never compared prices so I suggest you do before taking this last bit of advice ;)

Best of luck!

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