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  1. small pump in stream - pressure switch? Tank?

    I would like to pump from a very small stream for use to water trees and bushes. I plan to install a pump relay to control when the pump is running but also want to make it so the pump can be...
  2. Removing bladder tank solved pipe banging problem...why???

    I have had repeated banging in my pipes for the last few months. It started suddenly and I was unable to find any valves, toilet valves, etc that had any issues. I moved one of the bladder tanks (I...
  3. Only one problem with that - it doesn't meet...

    Only one problem with that - it doesn't meet code. Since you say you are an electrician I am surprised you recommend something that is clearly not to code. Conduit with line voltage must be...
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    I would say through the floor joists. Think...

    I would say through the floor joists. Think about what temperatures are on both sides of where the pipe will be - the pipe will be between those temperatueres. One side is the heated space for all...
  5. Pump recommendations for 80' lift from creek (250' run)

    I am wanting to set up a pump to get water from a very small stream. Before anyone jumps in about if this is allowed I have already checked and allowed to do this. The elevation change is about 80...
  6. Yep. I checked it. It runs about 65 - 70 PSI...

    Yep. I checked it. It runs about 65 - 70 PSI but occaisionally is a little less. What are you thinking I should be looking for?

    I checked the heat traps. They are just rubber flaps that don't...
  7. Banging water pipes from water heater heat traps?

    I have posted here in the past about trying to resolve a repeating water hammer. I have about 500' of 2" PVC pipe between the meter and the house. In the house I have two water heaters, each with...
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    I have no idea where the nearest pumping station...

    I have no idea where the nearest pumping station is. I would have to ask...

    I did ask a neighbor recently about noise and they said they have had no problems like this. I didn't find out if they...
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    noise in pipes

    I have checked my expansion tanks. They were low so I pumped them up but that did not solve the problem. I was able to pump them up with no pressure in the water lines so they seem to be ok. I...
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    I suppose I should be thankful for any replies...

    I suppose I should be thankful for any replies but my question of how big an arrestor is still unanswered... And a technical definition of water hammer is not that helpful. What ever you want to...
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    Banging pipes - size of hammer arrestor?

    I haven't made any progress on the noise. I have eliminated things in the house. I observed that the noise happens when the line pressure sags. My theory is that the air chambers push water back...
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    I don't have a PRV! I am just considering...

    I don't have a PRV! I am just considering putting one in. Either that or an addiditional expansion tank. But I agree with Wally that I really need to find the cause. It appears to be near the...
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    Expansion tank or PRV?

    I have some water hammer noise that seems to be from the incoming line. The water company refuses to do anything with the meter saying they have never had a meter do anything like this. My plumber...
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    noise

    It happens seemingly randomly. It happens when everthing is off or when things are on. It sometimes happens when high flows are shut off suddenly but not for low or moderate flows. But mostly it...
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    Water meter causing noise?

    I have been trying to resolve some water hammer type noise for several weeks. I have checked my expansion tank pressure and drained the entire system to make sure there was air in the capped...
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    Main line pressure testing?

    I suspect I have a very slow main line leak but only when the line pressure is high. This is a 500 ft line from the water meter to the house. Pressure runs about 70 PSI normally. Is there a...
  17. I turned off the water heaters just to be sure. ...

    I turned off the water heaters just to be sure. After they had been off for several hours I still got the noise.

    About the ice maker... Now that I think about it I am pretty sure it was turned...
  18. I hope you are right. I checked and did not see...

    I hope you are right. I checked and did not see any flow on the meter with the house shut off. But the pressure was a bit lower at the time - around 50 PSI. It generally runs about 70 PSI. A few...
  19. There is no PRV. The noise sometimes happens...

    There is no PRV.

    The noise sometimes happens when shutting off faucets (different faucets) and sometimes happens when everything is off with no changes. It isn't related to hot water usage. The...
  20. noise

    I was hoping for some ideas of what it could be or what I could check. What sort of further information are you looking for (short of seeing it for yourself :) )?

    It is a thump, thump, thump at...
  21. Main line leak causing banging noise in house? How to locate?

    I have been trying to track down a bumping noise that repeats several times a second. Usually lasts for a second or two. I have checked the toilets, etc and think it may be from a main line leak. ...
  22. Noisy pipes

    I have eliminated all the toilets and most of the other appliances. A few things don't have individual shut offs or are hard to get to like the icemaker so those haven't been shut off. The only...
  23. Thanks for the suggestion of PRV but it is...

    Thanks for the suggestion of PRV but it is difficult to check... :)



    I have checked the toilets by shutting them off and still got the noise. I cycled the bypass valve for the softener and it...
  24. Noisy water lines - unable to determine cause

    About 2 weeks ago I started getting a water hammer like noise from my pipes. The "bump, bump, bump" repeats about 2 times per second and and doesn't just happen once - usually about 4 or 5 times. ...
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