Silly question: why would a faucet turn on all by itself?hygiene-conscious ghost!
Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:28 PM
Today I was at work (I'm a nurse) and I was giving home care instructions to one of my patients and I look over to see that the faucet was on and water was about to spill over. I didn't turn the water on, nobody had. I was in there alone with my patients who were in recliners still recovering from anesthetic. The handle was not "loose" and could not work it's way to the on position. Nobody went anywhere near the sink. I told a couple of co-workers in the next room about it and they said strange things happen around there from time to time. They blamed it on the deceased philanthropist whom the building was named after. One even said she was sitting at the desk one day and empty charts went flying off the shelf.
So, hmmm. It's driving me nuts. How can a faucet turn on by itself? I just know there has to be an explanation
Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:43 PM
I never figured out how that tap turned on. It had been off earlier, and DS and I don't use that bathroom.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:28 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:38 AM
After doing some investigating we figured out it was related to water pressure. This isn't very scientific, but when the toilet was flushed it caused the water pressure to drop at the sink (which was used immediately after a flush). When the person finished washing their hands, they would turn the faucet until the water stopped running and leave. Once the toilet tank stopped filling, the faucet would start running again, usually not discovered until someone came in and saw the ghost faucet running.