View Full Version : Pipes Banging

02-06-2007, 04:13 PM
I have 2 problems. When the kids run off the water quickly (single push/pull lever) the pipes make a thuding/loud Banging sound. Also when 1 person is in the shower, and someone else runs the water, the pipes in the shower bang violently. I have 2 showers doing this, and they are both about 16 years old. Could the shower issues be the valve's?

02-07-2007, 03:34 AM
What type of piping is the water supply in the house?
Sounds like unsecured lines...

02-10-2007, 07:42 AM
Install water hammer units see water hammer post.

02-10-2007, 11:20 AM
Pipes also could be loose. I had this problem in a shower, and in the demolition/remodelling process I found that the pipes were not secured to any wood framing and were very very loose. The new piping I installed was secured to framing members and is now firmly attached.

02-11-2007, 10:39 AM
If it is in fact unsecured pipes. Is there anything I can do without tearing holes in the walls to secure them?

02-11-2007, 04:04 PM
NO...if the pipes are flopping around, you need to secure them.