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Jack06 07-22-2012 03:58 PM

Water hammere...maybe?
 
I am in a townhouse and since my new neighbors have moved in I've been having trouble with my pipes making banging noises at random times during the day. When I say banging, I mean it sounds like someone is hammering against the wall very loud and very fast and I can hear it anywhere in my house. This does not happen when I am running water, it will happen when I'm sitting on the couch doing absolutely nothing. It normally starts at about 6 pm and can go on and off throughout the night. I've spoken with a couple of different plumbers and they have said the noise has nothing to do with my neighbors, and that it is the pressure reducing valve which they can fix for $400, but my neighbors were gone on vacation last week & the noise didn't happen once. They got back today & within an hour, the pipes were banging. Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this? If it is the pressure valve, I'm happy to pay, I just want to know if other people have experienced this too.

TarheelTerp 07-22-2012 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack06 (Post 971818)
...since my new neighbors have moved in I've been having trouble with my pipes making banging noises at random times during the day.
...my neighbors were gone on vacation last week & the noise didn't happen once. They got back today & within an hour, the pipes were banging.

I've spoken with a couple of different plumbers and they have said the noise has nothing to do with my neighbors...

Well, it would be a VERY unlikely set of circumstances to make it so.

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...that it is the pressure reducing valve which they can fix for $400
If it is the pressure valve, I'm happy to pay, I just want to know if other people have experienced this too.


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