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What causes pounding in hot-water pipes?

January 29, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Plumbing

The pounding and banging in hot-water and steam pipes is called water hammer or hydraulic shock. This snapping noise is produced by moving water thrown against the sides of the pipes when hot steam comes in contact with cooler water and condenses suddenly. A clanking sound is produced when a water pipe is hit with …

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