I have this safety valve installed on cold water inlet of my boiler/water heater. When I turn on hot water tap but keep it around 30%-50% open this valve produces really loud noise, which travels through the pipes and is really annoying. The noise goes away when you fully open the warm water tap.

Given how the valve looks on the inside:

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I think the problem is, the spring is faulty, and is vibrating in the low pressure.

Is this a common thing or should I replace the safety valve? I'm afraid replacing it won't solve the problem.

  • What does this valve do? – ThreePhaseEel Aug 27 '17 at 15:21
  • It's purpose is twofold: part A is a safety valve, in case of overpressure on the hot side it opens and the pressure releases to the sink. Part B prevents backflow of hot water back to the mains. – jnovacho Aug 27 '17 at 20:07
  • Where are you on this planet? – ThreePhaseEel Aug 27 '17 at 20:28
  • @ThreePhaseEel Central Europe. – jnovacho Aug 28 '17 at 6:15

Sounds like calcium buildup on the valve gates. You might be able to clean it adequately, if you already have the ability to replace it.

If the springs were bad, I think you'd notice backflow leakage.

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