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Pamela Green
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Username: Pamela_green

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2009
Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 12:00 pm:   

Something has changed over the past 8 to 10 weeks. Every pipe in our house is vibrating any time water in the house is turned on. The City of Frisco changed the water meter, which resolved the problem for about 3 days, then problem recurred. We have had 4 plumbers and the City of Frisco out to evaluate the problem. The majority feel it is a bad pressure reducing valve. Last plumber that came says we do not have a pressure reducing valve, which should have been a City requirement when the house was built. Lone Star Ranch blog indicates we are not the only ones in the neighborhood with this problem. Looking for any help or suggestions. The pipes are vibrating to the point we are afraid of rupture in the wall.
 

Steve Covington, Chief Building Off
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Username: Steve

Post Number: 72
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 05:27 pm:   

Pressure reducing valves became mandatory on homes permitted after December 18, 2001. Homes permitted for construction prior to that date probably do not have a PRV. The vibration described could be from the lack of, or the lack of maintenance of, a pressure reducing valve. Contact Building Inspections at 972 292-5301. Plumbing inspectors will attempt to assist in locating your pressure reducing valve or determining if one is needed.

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