What is the purpose of dead end capped lengths of pipes

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  1. sschoe2

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    I have copper piping and was wondering what the purpose of the branches of short lengths dead end/capped pipes in various locations were.
     
  2. Terry

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    Air chambers.
    No longer done as they water log anyway. We use hammer arrestors on fast closing valves like dishwashers, ice makers, cloths washers.
     
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