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city water line, pulsing not hammer, noticed in 2 showers in home CAUSE???

city water line, pulsing not hammer, noticed in 2 showers in home CAUSE???

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Old 10-20-11, 12:14 PM
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city water line, pulsing not hammer, noticed in 2 showers in home CAUSE???

My home water line is on city pressure. I am getting a pulsing of the water that is noticeable but barely heard when having a shower (both showers are doing this)
This happens during the shower. There is no hammer when turning off the taps etc. What can it possibly be and what can i suspect/check? Nothing new has been added or changed prior to this starting.
additional info.....Copper piping. 1 yr old electric hot water tank...2 story home...basement also plumbed
I cannot detect this pulse in the taps etc but it could be there.

JAG
 
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Old 10-20-11, 12:26 PM
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Hi,

Check where your main water line comes in the home. Look for a pressure reducing valce. Looks like this.



Also the best thing to do is get a pressure gauge and monitor it for a few days. They attach to a hose bib. This way you can monitor whats going on.



Pressure should be between 40 and 80 psi.

Mike NJ
 
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