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Old 01-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Heat pipe in wall banging noises?


Steam heat, why is the pipe going from the basement to the 2nd floor making a banging noise? Never did this before, just started this week.

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Water and steam are colliding with each other.

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What can be done?
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try wrapping the pipe with insulation. The problem is steam is cooling and condecing too soon and draining back.
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All pipes in the basement are wrap up with that pipe insulation.
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Since it just started happening.
Have you changed anything at all.
Removed insulation from any pipes.
Remodeled the basement. Or changed anything in the basement.
Is it a single or 2 pipe system.
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Thanks, the only thing I am renovating the basement and the ceilings are closed now. The main 2 inc pipe is insulated, only one pipe is doing the knocking, I am going to see which radiator it feeds and make sure the radiator is on a slant towards the pipe. It's a one pipe system.
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Are you sure, you didn't accidentally raise a pipe while if you redid the ceiling.

Check your air vents.

Also, hopefully, you didn't enclose a main vent.

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