Banging Pipes in Laundry Room

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Old 03-15-09, 08:03 PM
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Banging Pipes in Laundry Room

Hi Forum, just want to say thanks for the help this site has provided me, but I have another quick question

Quick question; I did a search but still have a question. I installed a New Wall mount washing machine connection with plumbing back to the sink but did not put a "Air Break"...now the pipes are banging when the washing machine is in use. So should I:

Cut the drywall and install the breaks before the Washing Machine connection....PITA!

Since the Laundry room is in the basement the pipes are accessable...could install a break before the plumbing drops to the sink and washing machine.

Or maybe draining the system might solve the problem?

Thoughts, the banging is driving me crazy!!!!

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Tom - Northville, MI
 
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Since you can see the pipes, see how much movement is in them. Maybe they just need to be secured.
 
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Good call; I've never really watched the pipes when the banging is going on. The only ones I can't see are the ones the walls.
 
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you might could get a couple of these that might help

they attach easily between the faucet and washing machine hoses
 
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Thank; man that's an easy solution!!!! I braced the pipes last night as there was a little movement, so we'll see...the wife has to do laundry today. Thanks
 
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Installed (2) Mini Resters and problem solved! They were $12.86 at Home Depot....Thank you plumbermandan....you're the man!!!!
 
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Well, I spoke to soon...the banging is back...it almost sounds louder. Any other suggestions? Could it be the actual washing machine? Anything I could check there? It’s a newer front loader but used from My father in law. Actually when I got the unit it would not drain....he thought putting a 10 year old rug in the washer was a good idea. It fell apart and clogged the drain...easy fix and a nice washer
 
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