I see you have a basement. I assume it's finished. And are your potable water lines run in the flooring system between 1st floor and the basement? And is that where the noise is? Or are your pipes run in an attic then drop down in either exterior or interior walls? You need to locate where are your water lines Then locate the noise affected area Then determine how your gonna gain access to that area. Most causes of noisy pipes is the plumber or installer did not properly secure the pipes with isolators, clamps or hangers. So just installing a hammer arrester to 60' of unsupported copper pipe will not solve the problem. Hammer arresters were not designed to silence banging pipes. You have to find the unsupported section and then properly anchor the pipe. Period. No special devices. Just good ole search n fix. But I asked all those questions in the beginning because if they are run in between the floors and you have that basement and your sure the banging is at that location, just open up the sheetrock and support the lines I think when a sink was installed down there someone probably tapped into the hot n cold lines and didn't support it then buttoned it up and then noisy pipes occurred. So please don't go down to the local hardware store n buy a hammer arrester that won't work. Find the loose pipe n support it. FYI hammer arresters are installed in potable water lines that the PSI is so great that due to the configuration of the potable water piping system that when high pressure water reaches an appurtenance I.e. shower valve, washer box, etc that force of the blast of water screaming through the pipes when all of the sudden either turned off or open that pressure has nowhere to go, so even properly supported pipes would become noisy. The arrester absorbs that shock like shocks on your car. It dampens the force (psi) of that water all of the sudden being turned off. Especially if your home has a double check assigned to the water main.
Originally Posted by brasilmom
We live in a ranch style home with a fully finished basement. We always hear the pipes banging while opening faucets and this is particularly bad if we are using the faucet in the bathroom located in the basement. After a bit of search I found that draining all the pipes could be the easy solution we have long been looking for. So we did that. However, the pipe continue to bang. So, I come to you to ask for further advice. What do you all suggest?
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