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Posted by Dave in Illinois on May 7th, 2000 01:00 PM
In reply to Hot Water Pipe "Hammer" - Now Sounds Like Machine Guns ... Tired of 21 Gun Salute! by Peggy on May 6th, 2000 12:05 PM [Go to top of thread]

I had the same thing happen to me, everytime a turned the basement sink water off, I get what sounds like a machine gun in the water pipes. Here is what I did to correct the problem and I have not had a lick of problem since. I turned off the water to the whole house at the main in the basement, I then opened every faucet, sink, and outside spicket that I have, let all the water drain then with all the faucets still open, I opened the main shut-off to supply water to the house again then I went and shut off all the faucets and sinks. I am not for sure exactly what this does, it has something to do with the air that gets in the pipes that causes the noise. I read this technique in a book and it seemed to have worked.

Good Luck

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