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Silencing Noisy Pipes

Put an end to the banging underfoot with this simple fix.

Silencing noisy pipes
Illustration by Narda Lebo
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If they're improperly installed, water pipes can raise a racket by banging against the floor joists. To quell the disturbance, cushion the pipe by wrapping it in a rubber blanket cut from an old inner tube, garden hose, or foam pipe insulation. Wrap the rubber completely around the pipe and secure it to the joist with a nail-on metal pipe strap. Install these silencing blankets every 4 feet or so along the pipe.

Silencing Noisy Pipes
Illustration by Narda Lebo
Silencing Noisy Pipes

If they're improperly installed, water pipes can raise a racket by banging against the floor joists. To quell the disturbance, cushion the pipe by wrapping it in a rubber blanket cut from an old inner tube, garden hose, or foam pipe insulation. Wrap the rubber completely around the pipe and secure it to the joist with a nail-on metal pipe strap. Install these silencing blankets every 4 feet or so along the pipe.

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