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Plumbing issue: we have a claw foot tub with one of those

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Plumbing issue: we have a claw foot tub with one of those tub mounted hand-held showers (where you can pose the hand held in a cradle. We were planning on changing the device due to a missing handle, but we found a handle replacement. After he had dismounted
it (thinking we'd change it all), he cleaned the pieces and just put it back together and added the handle. He is pretty precise about these things. Now, when he turns on the hot water, and the water is flowing....no problem. When he turns it off, it makes
a very loud noise, almost like a jackhammer sound with high squeak factor as well. It makes that noise until he turns the water off (the device at the base of the tub, not the hot/cold water controls.). The cold water is no issue. We are on the second floor.
While we have hot water by demand on the first floor, we have a hot water heater on our second floor that I presume provides the hot water to our shower in the master as well as this guest bathroom. No issue in the master, by the way....nor with the sinks
on the first floor.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oops....it is serviced by the hot water by demand device, but again, none of the other sinks are making noise.
Expert:  Hauserplb replied 1 year ago.
What you are hearing is called "water hammer" It's created by pressure waves in the water. What is causing your issue is probably a seal that is out of place. Similar to how a whistle works, the water is passing over the seal and vibrating.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks! It worked! No longer grumpy husband! Bravo.
Expert:  Hauserplb replied 1 year ago.
:) Have a great evening!
Expert:  Hauserplb replied 1 year ago.
:) Have a great evening!