popping noise when using hot water

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Old 10-21-02, 12:25 PM
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Question popping noise when using hot water

We have a new construction home. Whenever we use hot water, we get a popping noise either in the pipes or the water heater. Is this normal and is this something that will go away with time, or do we have a problem here

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Old 10-21-02, 02:15 PM
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A popping noise related to a water heater usually indicates debris inside the heater tank.
Attach a water hose to the drain spigot at the bottom and drain the tank until the water runs clear of debris, particles, etc.
Try to run the hot water onto a driveway. Hot water can kill grass, plants, etc.
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Old 10-22-02, 08:07 AM
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Thank you. Now my wife informs me that it is not coming from the water heater, it is coming from the actual hot water pipes. It is a new construction, possibly it just takes time for the pipes to expand at firs
 
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Old 10-22-02, 12:48 PM
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This happens at my house too and my house was built in 1977. I hear it when I am running the water upstairs to get it hot enough - it is like a thumping in the wall.

Very weird - I've heard it in other homes too -

Any ideas?
 
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Old 10-22-02, 06:02 PM
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It's called expansion and contraction on the pipe, too tight to a stud, this could be bad in future, could cause a leak at that point.

Call the contractor back, see it this can be solved, use that warranty.
 
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Old 10-23-02, 09:44 AM
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If you have plastic drain pipes, when you run hot water in them, they will make this noise, also.
That could be all that it is.
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