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Machine gun noise in water pipes


Posted by Barrie on December 28th, 2002 03:44 PM
In reply to Machine gun noise in water pipes by Barrie on December 28th, 2002 10:38 AM [Go to top of thread]

John, I appreciate your comments, but as I understand it, water hammer occurs when a valve is closed and the flow of water is abruptly stopped without adequate cushioning. The noise I have occurs only when water is moving, not at the time the flow is stopped.
I don't understand the physics of what is happening. If it's air in the pipes, why is the air not discharged after the water runs for a while?

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