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Ok, the only way I can describe

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
it is a house fart. Intermittently, although more and more frequently we hear a loud sound coming from the pipes after flushing. Has anyone else experienced this? Anyone know why it happens? Is it a signal of a potential problem?
post #2 of 7
That was really funny!

Howeve,r I don't think it is a good thing for the pipes to be doing that. I am not positive but I think it has something to do with air pockets in the pipes.
post #3 of 7
Could it have trapped air? Sorry, couldn't resist that

No idea what it could be?. Is it an old system?
post #4 of 7
Might even be a pressure problem, maybe. You could try emptying them first. Shut the water off to everything, run all the facets till they slow to a trickle, turn them off, and turn the water back on - then turn the facets on again. I can't be certain that would get rid of all the air in the pipes, but it wouldn't harm anything to try.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yup, it's an old system. We should try getting rid of the air. You're right, Strangewings, it couldn't hurt.

Really, if you heard the sound you would crack up.
post #6 of 7
^ I have. My dad's house was built around the '20s.
post #7 of 7
A house fart?? Sorry I had to laugh when I read that part!

But yeah, it does seem to be trapped air in the pipes, we had that a couple of years ago and we had the plumber called out...had new taps fitted whilst he visited us too.
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