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Old 10-31-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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PVC Drain Pipe Banging Against Stud


In my finished basement, there is a vertical PVC drain pipe in the wall that makes a banging noise when hot water makes it expand. The pipe is rubbing against a stud and bangs against it. What's the best way to fix this problem? Clamp the pipe more tightly against the stud, or try to stop it from contacting the stud (if possible). Or something else?

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Clamps restrict natrual expansion/contraction if too tight. Wood shims often help.

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How would putting shims between the PVC pipe and the stud help? Wouldn't that just cause the pipe to rub against the shims?
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