pipes banging

Postby cerdyn » Sat May 12, 2007 6:42 pm

Hi - problem is that when tap is turned off there is a loud banging / hammer noise from the pipework. Most noticable on pipe to bathroom sink which is upstairs. Problem can be avoided if tap is turned off very slowly. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks.
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Postby thedoctor » Sat May 12, 2007 7:43 pm

See our project on water hammer. www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects.htm
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Postby cerdyn » Thu May 24, 2007 11:04 pm

I've checked water hammer project as suggested but it seems to deal with problem with valve in tank. There is no tank as system is fed from the mains. The hammer occurs when the hot water is turned off. Many thanks - Steve
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Postby htg engineer » Sun May 27, 2007 12:27 pm

check water pipes are secure, normally just a pipe vibrating, against another or against joist or floor board. If pipes are secure see if they touch anywhere, and insulate or lag pipes with foam or something similar. or try closing the mains stop tap slightly just to reduce the pressure entering the property.
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