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Old 12-25-2007, 08:19 AM   #1
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This only happens in one of my bathrooms. When you flush the toilet or turn on the water. (I believe cold mostly) There is a lound banging noise that continues for a few seconds whenever the water starts running. I don't know how to address it.

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it is most likley the fill valve in the toilet. turn off the valve to the toilet and then turn the the faucet? if the noise is gone? turn back on the toilet valve ans see it the noise comes back? if so replace the toilet fill valve about 15$ replace the flapper at the same time.

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Old 12-26-2007, 08:06 AM   #3
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BAL, what we have here is a "Watter hammer". This is caused when the water is flowing thriugh the pipes at a given speed, then it is stopped so fast that the pipes shake. Purchase a hammer arrestor from your local plumbing store and install it on the COLD water line at the bathroom under the house. Problem solved. I am a VA licensed plumber and we have to install these quite a bit on new construction homes. Espesialy on the washing machine. Hope this helps.
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USP45.....he said it makes the noise when he turns the water on, not off. Bal.... Hammer arresters are to stop hammering when a valve is closed too quickly. You should check the fill valve on the toilet before doing anything else per ranman's instructions.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #5
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i am sorry, it IS when the water is turned on, again I am sorry
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usp45 well did it work? able to find the source

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