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Only hot water pipes squeak. As the pipe expands, it moves in its strap, and friction causes the squeak.  Solution: Cushion the  pipe

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Pipes are usually anchored with pipe straps every 6 to 8 feet for horizontal runs, 8 to 10 feet for vertical.  If your pipes bang when you turn on the water, you may need to add straps, cushion the pipes with a rubber blanket, or both.

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Pipe noises range from loud hammering sounds to high-pitched squeaks. The causes may be loose pipes, water logged air chambers, or water pressure that’s too high. Anchoring exposed pipes is a simple solution; other remedies such as anchoring pipes[…]

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