COMMUNITY FORUM

aldol5

07:53AM | 01/16/04
Member Since: 01/07/04
5 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Hello. As I've written in the past on here (and appreciate all the helpful responses!). I have a very thin wall in the house that is probably 6 inches thick, 12 feet high. The wall houses the drain pipes (PVC material) from bath upstairs. When shower is used, the pipe makes frequent, short loud bangs, and when sink is used, it does too--though it lasts longer even past when sink is off. Believe it is thermal expansion, insulated wall in lieu of knocking big holes to put sleeve on pipe. No luck, still does it. Now the wall is full of white dusty insulation----holes haven't been plugged, still have small access window to shower drain pipe (main culprit), anything I can do? The drain pipe is about as thick as the wall is, so the insulation itself provides very little cushion between pipe and wall. Thanks

CIWS

05:57PM | 01/25/04
I wonder if this is water hammering your hearing. Does it happen when a sing is turned on or off or during their usage? I know if the holes drilled for the DWV pipe aren't large enough, they can make noise. Also, if large enough air chambers are not installed on the supply lines to each faucet, they can pound and hammer from sudden pressure changes.

erik peterson

03:18AM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Sounds as though your shower valve needs to be serviced, rebuilt or replaced. Ive never heard/seen p.v.c. "bang", expansion/contraction of lines (whether water or waste) is a slight clicking/ticking noise. erik
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1