What is a water hammer in a pipe?

Answer A water hammer is a banging or rattling sound in water piping that occurs when water is turned on or shut off. With a true water hammer there is usually a single loud bang followed by a rattling s... Read More »

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Is flex copper pipe permitted as a water supply pipe in California?

Flex copper pipe is permitted in California as a water supply line in both "stick built" homes and mobile homes. The lines should be at least 12 inches deep and free from any joints. If a joint is ... Read More »

How do you connect a copper water pipe to a flex pipe?

AnswerThe quick and easy way is to use a compression "Shark Bite" fitting. It slips onto the copper pipe and creates a tight fit. Then use a threaded or pex flex adapter for your for the connection... Read More »

What is water hammer waterhammer?

Water Hammer is best described as the result of instant decrease of volume through the piping system.For instance: If you have a pipe and valve in the fully open position then the pressure is being... Read More »

How to Cure Water Hammer?

Water hammer is a loud hammer noise that radiates from plumbing. It occurs when there is a sudden change in water pressure. The change in pressure occurs most dramatically when plumbing fixtures a... Read More »