Noisy pipes at water heater

Old 07-17-05, 07:08 PM
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Noisy pipes at water heater

I'm a novice in plumping so any help is appreciated. There a two pipes extending out from the top of my gas water heater, and both make clicking noises when any faucet in the house is turned on. I was told it was air in the pipes, I installed a shock absorber by the cloth washer, but this did not solve the problem. The noise is loud enough that I can hear it through the walls in the adjoining room. Thanks in advance.
Old 07-20-05, 09:02 PM
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Check your water pressure......along with checking to see if the cold water inlet valve has a loose washer.
Old 07-21-05, 12:49 PM
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I have never seen one but someone mentioned a while back some water heaters have a 'check ball' in the nipple to stop hot water from traveling up the pipe. When you run the water the little ball bounces around in there making a clicking noise.

Could be it, maybe not.


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