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Old 03-27-2012, 05:49 PM  
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Default DIY water hammer screw on idea.

I have a solenoid to control the main water supply in my house.

I can turn the solenoid on with a wireless remote, a timer, a motion detector etc.

I invented a water sensing switch that if wet will send a signal to cut off the house water.

Cannon Water Detector Switch and House Water Leak Prevention


However, the quick operating solenoid valve created a bad water hammer.

I came up with a quick solution before taking out my torch, etc.

For $5 I bought a hose bib Y with SS ball valves made to control 2 hoses.

I put a vacuum break and the hose on one part as normal.

On the other part I screwed on a female hose to male 1/2 NPT adapter, a 1/2 female NPT to 1/2 PVC L, a 10 vertical piece of 1/2" PVC, and I capped it off.

(1/2" PVC is rated at 600 psi.)

The hammer reducer is adjacent to the solenoid valve.

Works perfectly, not a peep.

Should the air in the dead end pipe get absorbed, I would turn off the hose bib and drain it.

When I get a chance I might solder a 1/2" copper T to the hose bib, etc.


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You may think you invented this idea but it's been around for years and can be bought right over the counter or on the net.



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You may think you invented this idea but it's been around for years and can be bought right over the counter or on the net.
Interesting.

Please show us a link that sells a hammer eliminator that screws onto a hose bib and can be instantly emptied. No cutting or soldering.

It would be news to me and much appreciated.
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http://www.pexsupply.com/Sioux-Chief...ose-Thread-Tee

I've got something similar but it doesn't work that great (still hammers when the valve turns off). I think I'll give your idea a try, thanks!
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http://www.pexsupply.com/Sioux-Chief...ose-Thread-Tee

I've got something similar but it doesn't work that great (still hammers when the valve turns off). I think I'll give your idea a try, thanks!
Thanks for the info and the link.

Let us know how well it works.

Have you seen the video?
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That suck you thought you had some thing. But you about 10 years to late. Maybe next time



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