Old 08-01-01, 05:05 AM
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My landlord is insisting my portable washer has caused the water pipes to bang/hammer. If I run a cold water faucet for a minute the hammering will stop, but resume in a few minutes. Is it possible for my washer to have started this?
Old 08-01-01, 03:06 PM
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It's possible.
A washer water inlet valve shuts off very abruptly, and can cause hammer, although it could be caused by other reasons.
Good Luck with it!
Old 08-01-01, 05:56 PM
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Does a sudden shtoff cause water hammer? Yes. But the root cause is high pressure and undersized water pipes. Check the pressure and see what it is. If it is above 60 lbs have your landlord check into a pressure reducing valve and or adjust the current one. High pressure is hard on plumbing in many ways.

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Old 08-02-01, 04:40 AM
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Wink hammering pipes

Thanks for your input gentlemen. At times this landlord is quick to use the tenants as the scapegoats.

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