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Why do my house pipes vibrate?

The pipes in my house vibrate whenever we run the water, hot or cold

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The problem is called water hammer it happens because water lines have become lose inside the walls. Generally because pipe straps have loosened or even broke, or not enough of them were used at time of installation letting pipes rattle against them selves or walls and so on.

Posted on Jan 15, 2014

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The natural expansion and contraction of the pipes due to the hot and cold water is what makes the pipes sing. I'm not aware of a fix without repiping.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: When hot water is turned on the pipes make this

Hi,
There is a loose washer in the faucet...this flaps as the water goes through it and makes the vibration...
You either need to replace the faucet or the cartridge (washer) in the faucet that valves the water...
This will stop that vibration and hammering sound

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Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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SOURCE: mains cold water pipe to kitchen tap is vibrating

You probably have a loose washer in the faucet itself or a loose bib washer at the shutoff valve under your cabinet

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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Our gas water heater (Rheem Optima Quick recovery 81 series) heats the water as evidenced by the steaming water we can release from the temperature and pressure relief valve but we get no hot water from...


Sounds like a plumbing problem.

Since no tap gets hot water, chances are good the problem lies in the hot water pipes between the water heater to the first Tee.
Look for sediment lodged in water heater hot water pipe.
Or sediment lodged in elbow or Tee.

Other problems can be in play.
Faulty check valve or mixing valve if these are installed.
Faulty recirculation system if this is installed.
Also crossover at single-handled faucet where the cartridge is bad and lets the cold water flow into hot water pipe whenever another faucet is turned on. If you are getting cold water out the hot tap, and you know the hot water heater has hot water, then crossover is suspect > in addition to sediment blockage at hot water heater.

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I have a hotpoint hot water heater it's about 6 years old. When I turn the hot water on it runs very slowly the water pressure is very low and it's like this throughout the house how do I fix this problem...


You have clog in the water line.
Since all hot water pipes are involved, clog is probably near water heater.

Buy pressure gauge at hardware store that threads onto hose connection.
Brady BTG 100 at Amazon
Picture of gauge

Check outdoor pressure for baseline pressure in your home.
Turn off electricity to hot water heater for an hour or two so there is not scalding water.
Open drain valve on water heater to see if water heater is clogged with sediment.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html

Put pressure gauge on drain valve and compare with outside pressure.
Open hot water spigot on bathtub and see if tank pressure drops ... if tank pressure drops significantly with bathtub spigot on, then clog is on incoming cold water before tank, and could be on outgoing hot water pipes too.
If tank pressure stays about the same, then clog is on outgoing hot water pipes.

Clog can be sediment caught in cold water shut off valve located above tank. Open and close valve and test pressure again. Take apart incoming cold water pipes above tank and check for sediment. Replace valve. Look at condition of cold water nipple on top of tank.

Sediment caught at hot water elbow near tank.
Sediment can fill up old pipes. Take apart hot water pipes above water heater and see condition.
Look at condition of hot water nipple on top of tank.
You may have to take apart pipes up to first or second elbow.

Pipes can decay at joint where copper pipe connects to galvanized pipe. Check for copper to galvanized connections on cold or hot pipes and replace section of galvanized pipe. Copper pipe will probably be good, the galvanized pipe will deteriorate. Replace copper-to-galvanized joint with 3/4" non-conducting union from hardware store

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Also, the copper pipe that is supposed to carry cold water into tank is very hot, hard/if not impossible to tell cold pipe from hot water pipe. I was told my Rheem AC has an energy feture that release the...


That is normal, the heat just rises from the hot water, the pipe on the right should be cold and if you were to run hot water anywhere in the house it will immediately cool of the cold inlet pipe and you can feel it

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The hot and cold pipes run in the wall next to one another. So the water turns cold again as soon as the water starts flowing

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Noisy pipes with hot water baseboard heat


The natural expansion and contraction of the pipes due to the hot and cold water is what makes the pipes sing. I'm not aware of a fix without repiping.

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Hot water goes into cold water washes


It is normal for the machine to cycle between hot and cold water when filling even if selecting a cold cycle. The reason for this is because even a cold cycle requires the water temperature to be 78F for the soap to break up efficiently.

During the cold months the water in your pipes is probably less than 78F so the machine will need to add some hot water to bring it up to this temperature. Basically, it is adding cold and then hot water to maintain a temperature in the tub of 78F for cold water cycles.

Hope this helps, please rate my solution.

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The problem is solved, it was a single handle shower valve in the open hot position when my wife washed her hair, she turned the water off at the shower head. This forced hot water into the cold pipes when a faucet down the line was opened. Thnks for the help.

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