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you are hearing the effects of water hammer

Posted by LJ in TX on March 8th, 2003 07:52 AM
In reply to Pipe hammering - hot water only by John Marciante on March 7th, 2003 07:31 PM [Go to top of thread]

to solve it and I assume it just started happening where it use to not happen at all.......... shutoff the main water supply valve to the house at the meter or right before it enters your house. then open all the faucets, sinks and bathtub/showers in the house and let the water drain out completely for at least the hot water side and lines. then after about 10 minutes of full drain . Shut off sink, tub, shower faucets. then reopen the supply valve for the whole house..this will recharge alll of you stand pipes with air ...Those pipes with a column of trapped air serve to dampen and stop the effects of water hammer. Raymond and other regulars on the board will have other more detailed advice perhaps good luck LJ

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