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Stopping hot water faucet from shuttering

When using the hot water faucet at our laundry sink, it shutters. Only way it stops is to turn hot water on more or turn cold water on with it. Any suggestions?

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We have a similar problem in our house. I talked to a plumber over the weekend and he suggested a couple things.

-If you can, follow the pipe and check to be sure that it is secure to the beams it is connected to. Also watch the pipe as someone turns it on and off to produce the rattle. He mentioned that in some homes the clips (not sure if that is the technical plumbing term) that secure the pipes inside the walls can become loose or there just may not be enough of them. The pipe may rattle because of this. Bracing the pipe may help with the rattle.

-Some homes have really high water pressure because the water department maintains a high pressure to reach homes as communities grow. He suggested I call the city engineer to see what the pressure is at my nearest fire hydrant. I guess the pressure inside a house should be around 40-60psi, but some places near my neighborhood go upwards of 100psi. The solution is to put in a device that reduces the pressure inside the house. If it is just your laundry sink, then it may not be your problem.

The master plumber I talked to worked at Home Depot and chatting with him was free, so see if there is someone at your local home center to talk with about what is going on. They can help your troubleshoot and make the repair yourself.

Thanks for posting your question. Reminded me I need to call the city engineer here. :)

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Turn your water down! You should have a flow-vavle under your house
if not than get a water key and slow water flow down a bit. You may need to flush your water lines it sound like they may have air trapped. This you can do yourself or hire a plumber.
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First open every the hot water faucets to relieve the overheated hot water heater, then turn off the gas or electric supply to the heater. At this point you should let the faucets run until cold water flows from them. If they flow, this indicates the water in the heater is no longer overheated, and then close them thereafter.

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