Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
Rav
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bethesda, MD
Posts: 228
Share |
Default

What kind of arrester to get for washing machine water hammer


I need advice on what kind of arrester to get for my washing machine water hammer. It occurs on the cold water supply multiple times when the washer is filling, as it cuts cold water in and out in order to make the water the proper temperature. I've looked on Amazon.com and seen so many choices by Sioux Chief, Oatey, etc., and many different types. I don't know what type to get. I've attached a picture of the valve and line going to the washing machine. If it helps any, the supply pipe is 5/8" copper; the valve and attached hose are "standard" as far as I know. Can any arrester be installed vertically, as my valve outlet seems to be? Thanks for any help.
Attached Thumbnails
What kind of arrester to get for washing machine water hammer-faucet.jpg  

Rav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 377
Default

What kind of arrester to get for washing machine water hammer


This is how I did it (very inexpensive but effective).



If you are going to replace the shutoff, I would look into replacing it with a quarter turn valve.

allthumbsdiy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
moderator
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,707
Default

What kind of arrester to get for washing machine water hammer


The easiest solution--http://www.amazon.com/Sioux-Chief-660-H-4-Inch-Female/dp/B000H5MQNM
Mount it on your machine, the hoses hang down and loop back up to your bib.
Every Sioux Chief I've installed said any position was fine
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions

Please nominate your favorite project!!

TheEplumber is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
Rav
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bethesda, MD
Posts: 228
Default

What kind of arrester to get for washing machine water hammer


Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEplumber
The easiest solution--http://www.amazon.com/Sioux-Chief-660-H-4-Inch-Female/dp/B000H5MQNM
Mount it on your machine, the hoses hang down and loop back up to your bib.
Every Sioux Chief I've installed said any position was fine
Thanks, EPlumber. I picked that model up today at Home Depot, installed it in just a few minutes, and it works. Thanks very much.
Rav is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rav For This Useful Post:
TheEplumber (09-09-2012)
Old 09-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #5
Master Plumber
 
Javiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,320
Default

What kind of arrester to get for washing machine water hammer


Just a note, if those air chambers would have been sized correctly you may have had no problems.
__________________


Experience is Knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it

http://www.americandrain.net
Javiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hammer, machine, washing, water


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installation and support of water heater expansion tanks. Homerepairguy Plumbing 46 01-28-2013 05:55 AM
Toilet flush issue. Paradiselost Plumbing 7 06-19-2012 12:47 AM
Do you see anything wrong with this water hammer arrester install? HVAC_NW Plumbing 7 01-28-2011 07:18 AM
My hot water recirculation system is a disaster Michael Neill Plumbing 9 11-05-2010 11:31 AM
water hammer question seanstoner Plumbing 7 04-10-2006 04:28 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.