Is your wall making a weird sound? How to Quiet Pipes With a Water Hammer Arrestor?

April 9, 2018
First Published On: August 9, 2017
by HitBerry

When people hear weird sounds in their houses, they often relate the incident with some kinda haunting experience or whatever. If you're among those people, it might sound a bit rude, but you need to step out into a reality, dudes!

It's a water hammer sound that's causing the sound and everything. When water pressure wave is really high, it abruptly changes the course. While it’s easy to dismiss this kind of sound by not paying a high amount of money to the plumbers. Here are some of the few ways you can get rid of these water hammer effect at home.

Introducing Water Hammer Arrestor

So, after you know that your home is actually not haunted, let's take a look at some easy steps to prevent the noise effect of water by using water hammer arrestor.

Water Hammer Arrestor
Water Hammer Arrestor

Let's know how to use Water Hammer Arrestor to reduce noise from your piping system:

Here are a few easy steps that you can follow to reduce the hammering noise produced by your water supply line, which will reduce the weird noise coming from your walls:

  • First, Unscrew and remove the access panel to expose the plumbing connections to the tub.
  • Then Turn off the water supply which is leading to the bathroom, and open a couple of faucets on the lower level to drain the pipes of water.
  • Take a strip of emery cloth then clean the hot- and cold-water supply pipes.
  • Hold a T-fitting against each supply pipe and marking them for cutting.
  • Use a tubing cutter to cut out a section from both the hot- and cold-water supply pipes.
  • apply flux onto the fittings and pipe ends.
  • Apply the T-fittings onto the pipes and solder them in place using a propane flame and lead-free soldering.
  • Wrap Teflon tape around a threaded portion of each water hammer arrestor, then thread arrestors into T-fittings.
  • Tighten the arrestors with an adjustable wrench.
  • It may Bang on the wall so just Secure loose water pipe to wall framing with a plastic clip and 1?-in. screw.
  • Then Reinstall the access panel and turn the water supply back on.
  • Test your work by opening the bathroom faucet all the way and then quickly shutting it off.

Here are some of the tips, How to Quiet Pipes With a Water Hammer Arrestor, it may help you work with the Water Hammer Arrestor problems. So, if you guys have any quarries or question you can comment below. And please stay with us, so that we can bring you another issue regarding plumbing.

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