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I have random pipe shocking heavyly.

I have random pipe shocking heavily while the fan was set at the auto. the shocking disappear when I turn off the heat system.

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It sounds like your solonoid valve on the humidifier was slamming shut cause the water hammer, no call for heat, no humidifer.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

  • Keith Fournier Jul 17, 2009

    It sounds like your solonoid valve on the humidifier was slamming shut cause the water hammer, no call for heat, no humidifer.

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