Re: Air in Pipes when turning water on
Posted by Deb on May 19, 2003 at 10:45:28:
In response to Re: Air in Pipes when turning water on
: : : I travel frequently and have been turning off my water when I leave. However, when I return home and turn the water back on and then turn on a faucet in the house, I get very loud banging - I guess from air in the pipes. I'm afraid I'll damage the pipes. Should I not turn the water off when I go away for a while? Is this loud banging normal? It goes away after I open all the faucets.
: : : thank you very much LINDA;The loud banging is not normal,but its a good idea to turn water off when leaving for a few days. We do the same here.You don't say whether your on a city or a country system (well and press. tank) Also do you have a water softener? Post the additional info and we'll try and advise what is causing the noise... Hube

: thanks...Hube...
: I'm in the city. and I do have a water softener that is attached to the main water inlet. I think the "banging" is more like a loud explosion of air. I try to turn on the water lever slowly, but still sometimes get the banging. thanks so much!!

Do you turn the power to your water heater off?

The Pipewench

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