We recently purchased a flat and have a problem with the cold water tap in the bathroom. When you turn it ON there is a whine that grows louder until it turns into a banging in the pipes, this disappears once the tap is turned on further. It doesn't happen if there is a tap on else where in the flat, or even if the hot tap is on in the bathroom. I think there's air in the system, but haven't really got a clue, it's just an uneducated guess. :p
The system is a combi boiler, about 3 years old. I say it's not water hammer as that is shuddering when taps are turned off, not on as this case.
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