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    Banging pipes


    There is a banging sound coming from the pipes in my house. It happens often enough. What could be causing this issue? Is it something that ought to be fixed or is it just an annoyance that is doing no real damage? If it needs to be fixed, how much might it cost?

    Asked by Pete on 9th Sep 2020
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    All Plumbing & Electrical Ltd

    "Pipes need clips faulty non return valve it could be air depending on type of system"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Sos Response

    "This could be air in the system or simply the water pipes are to close together and when heat is in the pipes they flex about."

    Answered on 16th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    McDonough Construction Limited

    "Sounds like an air blockage in your water feeds can be easily rectified by a plumber"

    Answered on 24th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    First Fix

    "It could be a variety of things either the stop tap, hot or cold taps or ball valves."

    Answered on 9th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Ash’s building and design solutions

    "It’s because some pipes are not fixed enough to walls or you may have a faulty toilet inlet valve.

    It may cost around less than £100 in either case"

    Answered on 13th Jan 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "Unsecured pipes could be the culprit if you hear banging, tapping, clunking and knocking. But, you also might have pipes that are constantly vibrating and humming."

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Arc Electrical Cumbria

    "It's sounds like you might have air in the system, you can get air bleeding bottles put next to the cylinder in the closed loop for the dad's, or bleed all the radiators manually, look on YouTube how to bleed radiators
    (34359) this is the screwfix part number for bleed bottle"

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report
    J Ireland Plumber

    "most likely due to high cold mains water pressure.

    a water hammer arrestor and/or a pressure reducing valve will fix the problem.

    these need to be installed on the water main.

    I hope this helps!


    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    A2Z Star Heating and Plumbing Solutions

    "It seems to me like you might have some air in the system, you could try bleeding the radiators with a radiator key. This can be purchased from Screwfix, tool station etc. Hope that helps. Many Thanks"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

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