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1) Rattling or clunking sound in pipes when water is shut off can be caused by lack of air chamber at the faucet. When moving water is suddenly stopped by faucet turning off, the forward energy of water suddenly stopping will cause pipes to shake. This is because water cannot be compressed. To stop this problem, each faucet has air chamber connected to pipes behind the wall. The air chamber is a simple pipe sticking up with a cap on it. The air chamber never fills with water, so a 'pocket' of air is contained inside the pipe. When water shuts off, the forward motion of water moves up the air chamber where it compresses the air which absorbs the energy, so pipes don't rattle or clunk.
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2) Gurgling, popping sound inside tank is caused by sediment build up.
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