Shaking Pipes - If not water hammer, what is it?
The pipes close to my kitchen sink and washer/dryer are rattling.
It isn't an everyday occurrence.
When it happens, no water is being used anywhere in the house.
It sounds as if someone has taken a pipe, shaken it a couple of times, lets go, and then the reverberations slow down on their own.
The whole process takes less than 30 seconds, and it ends. Sometimes it starts again a few minutes later. Sometimes it doesn't happen again for several days.
The water heater and bathroom are on the other end of the house, and I haven't heard noises near them.
But I do hear and feel the shaking from the kitchen to the family room in the middle of the house (mid-ways between the kitchen/laundry and the bathroom/water heater, which are on opposite sides of the house).
I haven't been under the house. I've never been under the house. Have no idea what to even look for.
Wondering if I should call a plumber, or if this is even a problem. Is it like an old house settling and making creeping noises? Or is there a chance that a pipe could do this shaking thing and then bust?
House was built in 1964.
Water heater is just a couple of years old.
This post was edited by him8nc on Wed, May 1, 13 at 23:59