Re: Air in Pipes when turning water on
Posted by Linda on May 20, 2003 at 10:42:15:
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?

: Deb
: The Pipewench

>>>To answer Hube, Yes I hear air gurgling sound when turning on the taps - and it can last for a couple of times. For Deb - no I don't turn the power to water heater off. The water heater is located on the opposite side of the house from the water main where the soft water tank is.
thanks again all....Linda

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