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Water Hammer Fact Sheet
August 31st, 2020

Water Hammer Fact Sheet

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Myth: Water hammer is caused by the mixer or tapware, Fact: Water hammer is caused by a shock wave produced when water under pressure is turned off or shut off rapidly

MYTH: Water hammer is caused by the mixer or tapware

FACT: Water hammer is caused by a shock wave produced when water under pressure is turned off or shut off rapidly

The document linked below provides the facts on water hammer and is an excerpt from The Plumbers Handbook, Ninth Edition written by the International Copper Association Australia.
It is based on years of independent research and is published to share this knowledge with the Plumbing Industry. It has in part been altered or abbreviated for clarity.
The installation of air chambers and the reduction of water pressure below 500 kPa (as per AS/NZS 3500 requirements) was found to eliminate water hammer noise in virtually all instances.

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