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How do I fix water hammer

I have a double storey home and major water hammer has developed in recent years as various renovations ( new toilets, bathrooms etc) have been completed.

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Its all about water presure, turn down the incoming main.

Try and fine the part that the noise is coming from and you may be able wedge some pipe insulation between the pipe and the wall and this can sometimes stop the noise

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