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Matt
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Matt

George,

I am having the same problem. My experience is almost identical to what you described. It’s driving me nuts.

Did you find a solution?

 

Janice
Re: Can plumbing cause a low pitch rumble throughout my home?
Janice

Hello, I was googling this problem and came upon this thread.  I have the same problem in my house.  Started last fall, didn't notice it much over the winter but in the past weeks I've noticed it again.  And like you guys I don't hear it anywhere but inside the house.  Sometimes i can ignore it and sometimes it makes me crazy.  I live alone so no one to ask if they hear it too.  

Monique
Re: Can plumbing cause a low pitch rumble throughout my home?
Monique

Did you find a solution to the noise?

Greg
Re: Can plumbing cause a low pitch rumble throughout my home?
Greg

I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to add to the list in hopes of finding a solution/cause.

Currently, Turning OFF the water coming into the house makes the low rumbling/humming sound--which is under my raised house--go away.

In my situation:

  • Live in CA (suburbs of SF Bay Area)
  • Sound happens in winter and summer at different times of the day for differing periods of time (30 min to 2 hours)
  • With sound going, main water meter is not registering water usage
  • Gas meter is not showing usage with sound going
  • Turning off water into water heater does not stop the sound
  • Water heater is not actively heating water
  • Sound is from under my house in a single room--I put my ear to the floor to diagnose.
  • I haven't ventured under the house, but perhaps there is a leak.
  • Toilets are not leaking
  • When the sound does stop, I believe there is also loud water hammer associated
  • The shower handle sometimes seems closed but isn't causing water hammer, but not any noticable water usage out of the faucet or at the main meter
  • The sound stops if I turn off the water at the valve of pipe coming into the house

I'll keep diagnosing and update with a solution should I find one!

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