water hammer
Posted by Tim on September 02, 2002 at 15:21:21:
I have a shower in my house, that we added a few years ago, that causes continous water hammering while the shower is in use. The hammering is continous, bam-bam-bam-bam, like a jack hammer. It only started doing this recently, possible when I recently changed our water heater. I have installed a vertical 8" long 3/4" air chamber to both the hot and cold lines but it hasn't helped. Should the chambers be larger? The plumber used QuestPex plumbing, which is like a flexible poly tubing, for the supply to the addition. I installed air chambers about 15 feet away where the Quest ties into the hard pipe. I need any advice I can get before my plumping is destroyed! Thanks for your help!

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