Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    so so, California
    Posts
    1,769

    Default Non metallic pipes "ticking"

    Any of you guys hear plastic pipes make a ticking sound , only when the hot is tested? I have it in my own house, and heard it yesterday at a house I inspected. Thought is might be expansion/contraction of the pipes or movment? Oh, its continuious, not when you turn fixture on/off.

    Similar Threads:
    NHIE Practice Exam
    The MAZZA INSPECTION GROUP
    www.mazzainspections.com
    Level III Thermo-picture-taker-er...er

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Snowbird (this means I'm retired and migrate between locations), FL/MI
    Posts
    4,086

    Default Re: Non metallic pipes "ticking"

    Pretty common with PVC DWV not supported properly or allowing for expansion/contraction.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,248

    Default Re: Non metallic pipes "ticking"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Thought is might be expansion/contraction of the pipes or movment? Oh, its continuious, not when you turn fixture on/off.
    Probably expansion and contraction due to heat and the clamps on the pipes are too tight, not allowing for proper movement of the piping, this causes the piping to scrape back and forth through the clamps instead of slide easily through the clamps.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •