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joanmaboro

12:15PM | 01/13/07
Member Since: 01/12/07
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Bvplumbing
Whenever the downstairs neighbor turns on his shower I hear a very loud noise (coming from the pipes) througout my condo...It is not only a running water sound but mostly a high pressure one... Is it insulation my only solution... or could it be there is a problem with my neighbor's shower fixture?

Sylvan

07:36AM | 01/14/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
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See the posting about 90 PSI

Also a lot of installers use what is called band iron for supporting piping instead of Clevis hangers and riser clamps and do not space these supports properly or figure in a four fitting swing for expansion of hot water piping (expansion loops)

Without the proper supports pipes vibrate and in severe conditions hydraulic shock waves occur and then an air chamber should be installed to allow the shock waves to hit the air which then compresses air compresses water doesn't ( much,much lesser degree) so this wave can cause some serious piping damages.

This sudden shock normally occurs with quick closing valves (solenoid) found on dishwashers and washing machines and some ball cocks found in toilets
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