Eliminating ticking noise of pipe in wall


A ticking noise in the water pipes

If you're hearing ticking noises coming from your walls, it's may be water pipes rubbing against the wooden, steel or brick structure of the house. Pipes expand and contract as the temperature of the water flowing through them changes. If pipes have[More]

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Hi Ant sals

From cold 10degC to 70degC copper expands lengthwise 1mm per m (coefficient of expansion is actually expressed as mm/m/degC and this 1mm per m is an approximate close estimation.

If there is a "solid anchor point" that totally prevents the pipe from moving it will expand away from that point. The ticking noise that is caused by expansion is actually the noise you get when a pipe is semi gripped and the linear expansion excerts enough pressure to "push" the pipe through the clip and when it does it makes the click sound. When the pipe cools the reverse happens.

Thus in "critical" situations the pipe could be moving just enough to cause the clicking with every little change in temperature. If you put an anchor point at each end of the pipe the expansion will simply cause the pipe to "buckle" so dont do that.

from a technical point of view, pipes need to be correctly anchored so that the expansion can be controlled, be that with slide guides or hoop...

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The noise in this video comes from within the wall at the top of a 10 ft. ceiling after you run hot water from any of the downstairs faucets. It it probably 25-30 feet from the hot water heater to any given faucet. A hammer arrester installed at the faucet shown in the video did not help at all. This is new construction. The pipe is all plastic. What is causing this noise? What might be a solution? I am editing this description to clarify that this problem was solved more than a couple of years ago. The contractor came back out, cut open the ceiling and re-installed the pipe fasteners which had been installed improperly such that pipe expansion against the fasteners was causing the noise. January 2015 - This problem was definitively solved more than 5 years ago. Please read the existing comments before posting new theories....

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Noises in a wall when water runs through pipes are more than an annoyance. Any sounds can be a sign of a serious issue with your plumbing that could damage it or surrounding structures. Plumbers have learned that certain sounds are related to specific issues. Steady or intermittent ticking that sounds like water dripping, clock ticking, fingertip tapping or clicking can occur for several reasons.

Pipe Expansion and Contraction

As hot water flows through a cold metal or plastic pipe, a process of expansion can cause a rapid ticking sound for approximately 45 seconds followed by slower, intermittent ticking as the pipe slides or rubs against surfaces inside the wall. The sound can occur whether hot water is flowing out of a faucet or going down a drain. Installing insulation and anchor strapping around the pipe within the wall can usually fix the problem. If your hot water heater thermostat is at the highest setting, adjusting the temperature to a lower setting can...

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Every house or apartment that I have ever lived in has made noises, sometimes very idiosyncratic noises. Every time I have moved into a new house or apartment I have spent sleepless nights until I eventually get used to each place’s “noise signature.” I don’t, however, know of any kind of “clicking” noise that I have heard in all of the houses/apts that I have lived in. It always sounds exactly the same? Or do you here a variety of rhythmic noises? Houses and building “breathe,” sort of, they creak and moan and snap, crackle and pop, pipes make noises, animals make noises, the wind and the trees around them make noises…. it’s always exactly the same, in every...

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The builder says all of this is normal and nothing can be done. We never had this problem before. What is going on, and what can be done to stop these very annoying noises?

A. You are a victim of simple expansion and contraction. The ticking, clicking and cracking noises are a byproduct of metal ducting and pipes and plastic drain lines that are rubbing against the wood framing members of your home. These pipes and ducts grow in size as they are heated by the warm air and water that passes through them.

The expansion is normal, but the associated noise is not supposed to happen. It appears your builder might be guilty of a half-truth.

The reason your previous homes were noise-free could be many. Perhaps the plumbing drain lines were cast iron and experienced very little movement when hot water passed through them. The heating system may have been different as well.

The other possibility is that the heating and plumbing pipes in your old homes were made...

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dollars to donut holes the hot or cold water pipe is not secured well somewhere. The noise you describe is a pipe hitting some framing.. I would hope not the drywall on your ceiling... but you won't know until you look. You would need to enlist the help of your neighbor above and try to pin point the source. Get on your cell phones and have the upstairs turn the water on and off. Get or make a (stethoscope) SP?

Less involved to go through a ceiling than tear up a floor... and as this is a condo check to see if you own the drywall or just the paint on the ceiling. If you have a smooth ceiling that access would be easiest to restore.

The firecaulk is a nice can't do anything about the problem story...
sound like bunck to me.. If anything the fire caulk is holding the pipe firm at that location at least.

You may need to get a contractor or Engineer to check it out and get the
condo folks on board with the proper repair. 2009...construction? might be...

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A water hammer, loose mounting straps, or high water pressure can cause water pipes to clang and clatter. Never fear, here are tips for quieting your water pipes, no matter what is causing all that noise.

Combating water hammers

Imagine a fast-moving stream of water traveling down a narrow pipe. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the water finds a closed valve in place of what, moments earlier, was an escape point. All of a sudden, the water has nowhere to go. As it comes to an abrupt stop, a loud thud results, and it can be heard throughout the entire house. This deafening sound is known as a water hammer. The hammering action that creates the horrible racket is actually capable of damaging joints and connections in the pipe.

An air chamber is a vertical pipe located in the wall cavity at the point near a faucet or valve where the water-supply pipe exits the wall. Air chambers act as cushions to prevent water from slamming against the piping. Because air compresses,...

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Furnace, ductwork, and the other elements of the heating and cooling system sometimes make many different kinds of noises. If you ask your Builder or a Heating Contractor for help to eliminate them, in most cases, the answer will be that these are very natural noises and you must live with them for the rest of your life. What they say it is not true! Do not trust them! Their goal is to sell a house and after a year forget about your even existence!

If you have correctly spotted the source of the noise, then you can eliminate most of the noises by yourself!

I have great experience in resolving the following maintenance issues related to the elimination of the different kinds of noises such as:

Ticking noise Banging or Oil Canning noise

The problem with the ticking noise exists almost in every house where there is furnace and ductwork installed in the basement or ductwork is reaching out from the attic to...

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That's normally the pipes expanding and contracting slightly (lengthwise) and "creaking" where they rest on timbers or go through supports.

If you listen carefully when the hot water is first run from cold, you will probably find you also get a creaking or squeaking noise then, but it only takes a few seconds for the pipe to heat through and stabilise.

Cooling takes a lot longer so the clicks are spaced much further apart.

A common way around it is to put small pieces of felt wrap style pipe insulation in the notches ot cutouts the pipes run through, so they are not directly against any hard surfaces.

eg. This type of thing, a just few inches in each joist to separate the pipes from the surfaces and each other.

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I just bought a condo, it was built in 2009. When the tenants above us use the water in their bathroom, a ticking sound is generated which is soooo loud and annoying (the HOA maintenance guy says it's water dripping down the stack). I asked him how he would fix it, and he emailed me this: I

cannot promise we can do anything about it. We have found that it is caused by the fire caulking where the drain pipe goes through the top and bottom plates in the stud wall. The fire caulking fills the gaps between the pipe and the hole cut in the plate to allow the pipe to pass through. It is required by code to stop fire from passing between floors. It seals the gap so tight that it doesn't allow the pipe to expand and contract as it changes temperature with the water that is running through it. The only way we know of to stop the noise is to cut open the wall and remove the caulk around the pipe. That is not an option in this case because it would be illegal in multi-family...

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Duct Noise TIPS

DEAR TIM: Our new home is now three-years old. Ever since move-in day there have been annoying ticking noises in several interior walls of our home. Some of the noises start minutes after our furnace comes on.

The clicks then go away five minutes after the furnace shuts off. We also have cracking noises when someone takes a bath or shower in a second-floor bathroom. The builder says all of this is normal and nothing can be done.

We never had this problem before. What's going on and what can be done to stop these very annoying noises? Donna A. Columbus, OH

DEAR DONNA: You're a victim of simple expansion and contraction. The ticking, clicking and cracking noises are a by-product of metal ducting and pipes and plastic drain lines that are rubbing against the wood framing members of your home.

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Heat Growth

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