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What causes banging water pipes? - 06/26/12 03:30 AM
Originally posted at: http://www.structuretech1.com/2012/06/water-hammer/ Have you ever heard a banging noise coming from your water pipes when the water is turned off quickly? It usually sounds like the pipes are banging on something inside the walls... and that's exactly what's happening. When the flow of water is turned off very quickly, a small shockwave is created inside the pipe, which can cause the pipe to shake, and often bang on the wall studs or floor joists. I recently replaced the water tubing running to my kitchen sink as part of an experiment to get hot water faster at my kitchen sink. Before I secured (23 comments)
Wood Chimneys Deserve A Closer Look - 06/12/12 02:47 AM
If your home has a wood chimney chase with wood lap siding, you need to pay special attention to it. There are a disproportionate number of wood chimneys with rotted siding and wall sheathing, when compared to other types of siding and other locations. I regularly inspect houses with wood chimney chases that have major water damage inside the walls, but in most cases there is little, if any, visible evidence of the damage. To check for water damage at wood chimneys, you can usually just go around and push on the wood siding at the outside corners, where the siding (18 comments)
A Primer on "S" Traps - 06/05/12 02:53 AM
A common plumbing defect found in many older houses is an "S" trap. An "S" trap is named so because it looks like an "S" on its side - it basically consists of a normal trap, and then another trap installed right up against it in an upside-down fashion, as shown below. These traps are prohibited by the Minnesota State Plumbing Code, but that doesn't mean you can't buy them at any home improvement store.
The most common places you'll find "S" traps are at plumbing fixtures that aren't vented, such as an illegal basement bathroom sink, a DIY basement bar (20 comments)
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