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Old 01-03-2015, 02:24 AM   #1
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Running hot water causes crackling noise in walls

Just moved into a used house with pvc plumping. When I run the hot water in the master sink, the wall behind the sink makes crackling noises, like the wall is expanding due to the heat. When I turn off the water, it continues to makes noises for a few minutes while it cools.
My wife says the house is haunted?!!

Is there a potential plumbing issue in the wall? The pipes come in through the crawl space.
Any suggestions?

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Old 01-03-2015, 03:42 AM   #2
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The noise is just your pipes expanding and contracting from the hot water, ours does the same thing and has for many years.
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yep expanding and contracting..pipes my be straped to tight ...or holes around pipe could have beed a little tight.... not to worry...
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