water hammer

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Feb
15
2012

Hammer Time! (Sorry MC – WATER Hammer)

Water hammer is a specific plumbing noise, not a generic name for pipe clatter. It occurs when you shut off the water suddenly and the fast-moving water rushing through the pipe is brought to a quick halt, creating a sort of shock wave and a hammering noise. Plumbing that's properly installed has air chambers, or [...]

Feb
13
2012

Pipes That Go Bump in the Night

Water flowing in pipes can cause all kinds of weird noises. We all know what water running through a pipe sounds like, but what about some of those other plumbing sounds - like creaks or cracking sounds, rattling, whistling and the most annoying or scary of them all, that loud banging noise? Let's look at [...]