05:20AM | 01/19/06
Member Since: 01/18/06
1 lifetime posts
Every time we turn on any water useing item the pipes start banging and the water comes out in a pulse like fasion. It suddenly got worse last nigh after washing dishes, giving baths to children and for about 15 seconds the water just stopped altogether. We are on a well, is it a pump problem or pressure tank or what? Thanks for any advise.



09:14AM | 01/19/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
You have something that is loose in the pipe and moves around when water flows.

Most likely is the washer is loose on the valve. BUt it is possible that the screw holding the washer has come off and is down in the pipe.

If this is for all faucets in the house both hot and cold then it is the main shut off. Might also be an other shutoff at the pressure tank.

If you have a filter there might be some obstruction in the filter that could cause this.

If it is not ALL off them then you need to figur out what is common.

erik peterson

09:19AM | 01/19/06
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
I would inspect the "check-valve" on the system.....erik


08:32AM | 01/27/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
Me office1
Could you possibly have galvanized piping?
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon