Stabilizing Piping

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Old 09-09-13, 07:06 AM
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Question Stabilizing Piping

Hi - new home owner here! I have these two pipes coming down to the utility sink. They connect to the washer. But they are out 2-3 inches parallel to the wall. So whenever they open, they jerk and make noise. What kind of equipment do I need to stabilize them to the wall? Or how else can I fix this problem?

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I think that I would mount a properly sized block of wood between the wall and the pipes, and then clamp the pipes to the wood with copper pipe supports.
 
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Thank you. That makes sense up until a point. The pipes go up and then turn to the right towards the wall (still several inches away from the wall). I feel like if I put a board behind the pipes and clamped the piped onto the board, it wouldn't do much without being connected to the wall itself, right? Can you help me think this through?
 
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You'll need to attach the board to the wall using Tapcon screws or construction adhesive. Then clamp the pipes to the board.
 
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As goldstar said attach the wood to the wall first... Use concrete anchors..

Use the cavity type. Drill a hole in the wood and cement with the proper size masonry bit for the cavity anchors you buy..

You will need two washers so the screw/bolt head does not penetrate the wood.




Then use standard copper or plastic pipe clamps to attach the pipe to the wood.
 
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Old 09-09-13, 09:07 AM
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How do you attach the wood + tapcon screws to the wall? Are the screws long enough that you just drill through the 1"-2" wood? I'm that much of a newbie that I don't know how I'd do that piece.
 
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Bracket

Build wood brackets. Build up the bracket from a treated 2x4 laid flat against the wall plus whatever else you need to build out the bracket to the correct stand-off distance between the pipe and the wall. Make the 2x4 larger than the remaining bracket so you can fasten the 2x4 portion to the wall with Tapcons.
 
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