A couple of possibilities. It might just be that you need to partly
close the valve to the toilet so it fills slower. It may also be water
hammer and/or loose pipes.
If you can find the location of the noise, that would help.
If it is at the toilet, then try partly closing the shut off valve.
If it is the pipes themselves, and you can find the location, you can
try securing them so they don't bang against what ever they are now hitting.
You can also try adding or reactivating a anti-hammer device. That is
likely to be in the wall, but you can try reactivating them by shutting off
the water and opening up all the cold water valves. Try to make sure one of
them is in the basement. You want to empty the pipes. That can empty at
water hammer arrester and get it working again. Some designs fill with air
after a time.
Beyond that I suggest from your question you will want to call a
professional to recheck the cause of the problem and have them fix it.
Adding an water hammer device can require some special skills.
It is also possible that it is a problem with the toilet itself. That
would require replacing the valve inside the toilet. That is not a really
difficult job if needed.
Interesting response. When my basement toilet tank is filling I'll hear a
soound not disimilar
for a water pump (pipes banging?) and when I turn on the cold water valve on
sink there is a definite sound of banging coming from the water pipes
What does an anti-hammer device look like? Can the banging cause cause
to the pipes?
Not usually, but it can damage some devices. Anti-hammer devices look
like many different things. You can Google to find some images of
commercial ones, but many homes have made on the spot devices. These look
like an extension on the water line, past the last valve in a room and it
ends with a vertical caped pipe located above the last device.
The idea is the rush of water in the pipe will slam against everything
along the way when a valve is suddenly closed. Water does not compress so
there is a sharp spike of water pressure causing the noise and possible
damage. The water is compressible and absorbs the shock.
Commercial units may use things like rubber bladders with air in them to
avoid the problem of the air being absorbed in the water and then the water
filling the pipe eliminating the function, until someone drains the pipes to
get the water out of it. These devices are almost always hidden behind the
On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 11:15:15 -0400, " email@example.com"
Me thinks you got severe brain damage, or drain bamage because if you
read what you said, your not making any sense. Get some help dude,
and get off da crack before you post a message again !!!
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