Fix my squeaky water!
December 30, 2009 3:00 PM Subscribe
I have a tub of water draining into a small hose - it's creating a horrible squeaking, help me fix it!
posted by wongcorgi to science & nature (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have an immersion circulator which pumps water into a small plastic bin. It drains through gravity when the water level gets high enough.
Problem is, I get a loud squeaking sound when the water level is at a certain height (which happens to be the equilibrium) and a vortex is created from the surface of the water.
Video is here
(youtube). Might have to turn it up to hear the squeaking (taken with my phone). In actuality it's really loud, I can hear it from a room away even with the door closed.
Any ideas on how to fix this?