- Dec 1, 2019
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Sorry if you guys are getting tired of reading these posts but I did another experiment that has only led to further confusion.Go to a supply house.
Buy a foot or two of 1.5 inch pex, and fittings to splice into your line.
Because the fittings have a smaller ID than the pipe.
Sharkbite type, or rent or borrow tools for pex couplings.
Change all your exposed existing well pipe hangers to ones that let the pipe move, or buy new oversized hangers and just pad out the pipe with Gorilla tape.
This will reduce transmitted vibration to your house framing.
The attached photos show my main water line coming from the well and branching off into the house.
I removed all pipe hangers in this corner of the house (where the vibration comes from) and unscrewed the hose spigot in this corner so that the pipe could be moved around.
With no water line connected to anything structural in the immediate area, when the pump kicked in there was no change in the vibration! It was just as loud.
This has me completely confused. I thought the vibration was traveling up from where the the water line comes into the house and transfers to the support beams where the water line is hung. But I no longer think thats the case.
Where else could this vibration be going through?
Any thoughts on this new theory?
Thanks in advance.