DIY water hammer screw on idea.

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  1. Mar 28, 2012 #1

    BoyntonStu

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    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
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNyMrEKAWws[/ame]

    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.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 #2

    joecaption

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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.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 #3

    BoyntonStu

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    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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  6. Mar 31, 2012 #6

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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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