Re: Pipe Rattles one more question
I have checked out some things and am unable to actually find a loose pipe so I think Plumber Rick hit the nail on this one. The hot water side on the Hot water heater has what sounds like a ball bearing rattling around in it at the nipple and when water is shut off it sounds like it falls in place on metal. I rigged a listening device and it was pretty evident that the noise is indeed coming from this point. How it sounded like it was from up in the pipes I am not sure. Anyway, my question is this-will it hurt the plumbing or pipes to leave it like it is? It is a nuisance but is it damaging? I hate to cut the copper and resolder fittings just to change the nipples out, but I will if there is damage being done. Thanks for the answers and replies guys.