Anti-Hammer Water Arrester Question
My water line does not have an expansion tank on it. My LG washer loves to diddle around with the water when it first starts. (My guess is that it's sampling the water temperature, or it's trying to fill the soap cups without foaming over.) It turns off and on repeatedly at least six or seven times...per line. My dishwasher is even worse. It sounds like I'm banging my hand on the wall when it turns off.
I found this item on the Lowe's web site (it may ask you for your Zip code...put in 99517 to see what I see): http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=24696-1816-10660&lpage=none
Is this kind of item pointless because of its small size? Due to the amount of stress this causes on my pipes, I was even thinking of putting one on each end of the washing machine hoses. Although an expansion tank is the best thing, I won't be able to get that installed until next year. (Sometimes when you just don't have much money left, you just don't have much money left!) One thing that's annoying is seeing that this item is $6 cheaper in the Seattle area. Hmpf.
Are these ever sold to go on dishwasher lines, too?