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    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?

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    Commercial Plumber markts30's Avatar
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    What type of piping is the water supply in the house?
    Sounds like unsecured lines...

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    Install water hammer units see water hammer post.

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    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.

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    If it is in fact unsecured pipes. Is there anything I can do without tearing holes in the walls to secure them?

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    NO...if the pipes are flopping around, you need to secure them.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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