A cure for noisy Taco solenoid valves?

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Ichthyoman, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Ichthyoman

    Ichthyoman New Member

    Hi all

    I recently installed an new discharge water manifold on my Water Furnace (thanks to all who gave advice!). I installed a couple of Taco slow-closing solenoid valves and downstream of these a couple of circuit setters. Although the system is working well, it is quite noisy--particularly on Stage 1. Is there any way to fix this--or at least minimize it? One thing is that I did not install a pressure reducing valve on the inlet side of my furnace--I wonder if a lower water pressure entering the valves would quiet them down? Or, some kind of soundproofing?

    Thanks for any help.


  2. waterpirate

    waterpirate Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    The very first step in tackling a noisy open loop is to install the pressure reduceing valve. They come in different sizes, so pay attention to pipe size on the valve, to coincide with your HP required flow rates in stage 2.
  3. Howard Ek

    Howard Ek Member

    The noise comes from your circuit setters!

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