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banging pipes....nightmare!!! please help

Postby leonbrydon » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:00 am

Can anyone help,
when anyone uses the shower or turns the water on in my house, the pipes in my bedroom bang until a short time after the shower or tap are turned off, this is a nightmare when someone is up early. can anyone give me any solutions to this, maybe changing the pressure in the system etc.many thanks
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Postby htg engineer » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:44 pm

Close mains stop tap slightly, clip and lag piepwork to limit vibrations.

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Postby rosebery » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:38 pm

and if that doesn't entirey solve it fit a shock arrester. Note that it is important that this water hamer problem is dealt with. The shockwaves can be so severe as to cause fittings to fail in time - then you've got a flood to deal with.

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