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JustWishIHadAClue

06:44PM | 10/04/03
Member Since: 10/03/03
1 lifetime posts
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About a month ago my kitchen faucet needed replacing. My brother in law installed it but since then when I turn on the water and only in the double sink where the faucet was changed ( I have a third large wash tub just 3 feet down the counter that has not been effected)I get water the Spits and Spurts and cuases the most annoying hammering sounds that travel throughout the pipes. This is a old Pr/beam style house. In my master bath it sounds like someone is banging the crap out of something in the sink. I assume it traped air but what do I need to do so I wont have to hear all this racket and have a smooth flowing faucet? I am fairly good at doing things for myself. Is there a proceedure that can end my problem? Or If its a part that I should have included when replacing the faucet or something to that effect. What Do I tell the gentleman at the hardware store I want? I'm close to wanting to take a sledge hammer to the pipes. *HeeHee* But I don't only cause then I'd just have another mess to clean up and I'd rather be at the lake fishing any ole day.

homebild

04:56AM | 10/08/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
The problem is not air in the pipes.

The problem is that you either have an obstruction in the water lines, a partially opened shutoff valve, or a faulty shutoff valve.

Since it is quite possible that your bro-in-law may have forced some debris into the supply lines while changing the faucet, first try flushing the fasucet by inscrewing the aerator at the tip then running water for a few minutes without it. This could remove trapped debris. Then reinstall the aerator.

If you still have the problem, make sure the shut off valves are all the way open.

If they are, then turn house water off and remove the valve stems to shutoff valves to inspect or replace washers if necessary.

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