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Old 01-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Do you see anything wrong with this water hammer arrester install?


I know that they're supposed to be installed nearest a fast closing valve. The instruction calls for installing at the washer connection box, but I feel that by placing it right at the washer, it provides better protection for the hose, which is more fragile than the house piping anyways.


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Never seen them installed there but that doesn't mean you can't. Have you watched the hoses to see how much they move as compared to when the arrestors are installed at the box?

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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I know that they're supposed to be installed nearest a fast closing valve. The instruction calls for installing at the washer connection box, but I feel that by placing it right at the washer, it provides better protection for the hose, which is more fragile than the house piping anyways.

Hey HVAC,

That's a great idea for installing water hammer arrestors on the washing machine. No soldering required and easy to replace. I'm going to borrow your idea and install some on our washing machine. Does the T fitting come like that or did you have to cut the threads for the water hose connectors yourself?

Thanks for posting your pictures,
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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hopefully some plumber will comment on the legality of installing them in a position. The temporary connects are what I would wonder about.

If they pass muster code wise, other than not being the prettiest thing, it's a great idea.
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Nothing wrong with that and you can't get much closer to the valve so that's a good thing.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:44 AM   #6
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Does the T fitting come like that or did you have to cut the threads for the water hose connectors yourself?

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It's pre-fabricated and designed specifically for this purpose. It's a Sioux Chief model 660-H and its $11 or so a piece at Lowe's (item # 24696)

The manual says to connect the female end to spigot at the box, then hose on the male end, but that shouldn't make any difference since this is not a directional flow device.

It doesn't look pretty either way, but I think it looks worse at the box. The way I installed it is less conspicuous.

It feels like the hose bounces around less. This front load washer cycles the solenoid a whole bunch of times during one fill cycle compared to my old style that only opened/closed once during fill cycle.

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It's pre-fabricated and designed specifically for this purpose. It's a Sioux Chief model 660-H and its $11 or so a piece at Lowe's (item # 24696)

The manual says to connect the female end to spigot at the box, then hose on the male end, but that shouldn't make any difference since this is not a directional flow device.

It doesn't look pretty either way, but I think it looks worse at the box. The way I installed it is less conspicuous.

It feels like the hose bounces around less. This front load washer cycles the solenoid a whole bunch of times during one fill cycle compared to my old style that only opened/closed once during fill cycle.
Thanks for the follow up info. Personally, I think it looks cool!

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I agree it looks pretty and is cool.

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